the art department 2018 | ARTIST TALK

Given his collaborations with Disney, Sony, SEGA, Zynga and Ubisoft studios, among others, there are many things recommending Gilles Ketting. However, close to our heart and a personal favorite will remain the stunning piece he did for Firestater Magazine #3. We were lucky enough to have him visiting Playgrounds Blend last April, and, even more so, have him as a confirmed guest speaker during The Art Department 2018!

Born and bred in the Netherlands, though currently reside in Brighton, UK, Gilles is a concept artist and illustrator for the Game and Film Industry since 2005. He has had the pleasure to contribute to some of the greatest games of the last and coming years. Among them: Tom Clancy’s: The Division, Assassins Creed: Revelations, Empire: a strategy deck building game, Total War Battles: Kingdom and Overlord 1 & 2. He likes combining on-site studio work with his own freelance or personal projects. Passionate about developing new worlds and characters, he recently made the step towards Art Direction and IP development.

As he likes to point out, Gilles is a “proper video game nut” and also loves old samurai films. When he is not sketching or painting, he likes to make electronic music. Like most Dutch people, he tends to drown his food in mayonnaise and cycle everywhere.