concept artist and art director

Jort van Welbergen is a Dutch senior freelance concept artist and art director. In his 10 year career he has worked for many companies and on many projects including Killzone, Horizon Zero Dawn, Star Citizen, Star Atlas, House of Dragon and Marvel Eternals.

Jort van Welbergen has a passion for designing fantastical but believable worlds, best expressed in his hard surface, vehicle and environment design work. He likes pushing things both visually and technically within given constraints such as time management. He thinks extensive research is the key for his science inspired designs. His current focus within the design field are hard sci-fi vehicles, props and environments but he also enjoys working on various fantasy projects.

His previous clients include HBO, WarnerBROS Atomhawk, ImagineFX, Immersive Entertainment and RealtimeUK.

In addition to being an artist Jort has also been teaching for over 8 years at various schools such as Game Art Institute in L.A. and IDEA Academy in Rome, as well as in private through online mentoring.

Lastly Jort has been a part of Playgrounds for almost 8 years as well, having been involved inĀ  The Art Department festival from its very first edition.