Aaron Garbut is well-known for his work as an art director in Rockstar North studio.
Garbut has worked on the famous Grand Theft Auto series since 2001, his first work there is GTA 3. Ever after he has been involved in all games of the franchise, including additional parts, for example, The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Garbut designed the looks of each GTA setting — Liberty City, based on New York City; Vice City, based on Miami; and San Andreas, based on various places in California. Garbut states that the team makes lots of Googling and StreetView scoping. He built a team which has from six to eight people on the designers who make graphics for almost a year. Garbut states that it’s important to build area with gameplay needs, regarding missions and as a city. He says that design makes cultural representations of the places, that it is more of a "huge melting pot of ideas and imagery" coming from all the layers they create.