Sheridan Illustration 2023 fall semester thesis project. Set up like a no-commentary walkthrough of a demo of a game. We follow a recent top-of-his-class adventuring school graduate, Aster, setting off to a famously mysterious and enormous mountain of monsters. With a huge ego and something to prove, Aster smugly announces his incredible abilities and acheivements before he finds out he's bitten off way more than he can chew.Special thanks to Daniel Teles for composing the soundtrack for this project.


Ospesjel is a short click-through story inspired by the Norwegian wilderness and old folktales. We follow the soul of a book making a pact with a trickster spirit to turn her human. The pact is almost up, and as she slowly turns back into a novel, she returns to the spirit to beg it to keep her human by any means necessary.

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Assets created for Game Jams

Created all in under a month

Sprites of character Ribberto from "Hoppy Holidays" submitted to the GDEX Winter Game Jam 2023/2024

Fireball Honey Art Book and Visual Development

Work that got cut from the final package:

Proof-of-concept pixel art video of Adam, Phaya, and Manami transforming into their mage forms.

Magical girl transformation for Manami, a quick cutscene that would play during a transformation sequence using scans of fabric and effects to cause an extra sense of intrigue and otherworldliness.

Aster: Faux Metroidvania Game Visual Development

Early concepts for Aster

Concepts for enemies that didn't make it into the final

More cut content and rough work



Heyo! My name is Madi Funk. I'm a recent graduate of Sheridan College's Honours Bachelor of Illustration degree program, with a focus on game art, visual development, and illustration. I also like to experiment with different mediums in my free time. Mentee of concept artist Ivona Denovic.
I hope to make work with others that I love and feel passionate about, and develop games and art that mean something.


Honors Bachelor of Illustration

Sheridan College

Art Fundamentals Certificate

Sheridan College

Highschool Diploma

Jacob Hespeler Secondary School

Graduated with SHSM Certification in Arts and Culture


Pixel Artist (NDA)

Freebird Games - 2022

Art and Portfolio Tutor

Sheridan College - 2023

obviously fix lots of design stuff during/after blah blahshould I add a pixel art section specifically? Game dev type stuff should go in the games tabs underneath the playable games? or?

make a commissions form*