concept artist, level designer, creative director and IP consultant

Multi-disciplinary designer Mike Hill creates concepts and develops Intellectual Property for the film, TV and video game industries. He is the co-founder and ex Managing Director of Karakter Design Studio, a multi-Emmy-award winning design studio. He worked on some of the world’s biggest titles, from Blade Runner 2049 and Game of Thrones to games such as Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Killzone and Horizon Zero Dawn among others.

Aside from putting his design skills to work, Mike also contributes to magazines such as Popular Mechanics, 3D World and Imagine FX. He is a regular lecturer at events like Industry Workshops, FITC, Beyond Tellerrand and Trojan Horse was a Unicorn.
Mike’s major interest is in the art of storytelling and how an understanding of mythology and contemporary psychology is crucial to understanding how great stories work. Mike currently works as a design consultant in the film industry – advising on scripts as well as creating production designs and creative strategy for upcoming unannounced projects.
In 2019 Mike Hill joined us for The Art Department Eindhoven and Berlin!