The Art Department Berlin 2024

Bastien Grivet is co-founder & art director of Wardenlight. The French studio is  specialized in visual development for AAA video games, films, commercials and much more! Founded in 2013 they worked with brands such as Hennessy, Laservision, Coca-Cola, Dell, Ubisoft and Warner Bros Pictures right before scoring one of their biggest hits: working on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

In 2019 he joined us for our very first edition of The Art Department in Berlin and we can’t wait to learn what he has been up to in the meantime!

Switzerland born, Bastien Grivet is an art director and concept artist. When he was 15-years-old a teacher suggested he should go and study at Decorative Art School of Geneva. After passing the exam, heavily influenced by Jurassic Park, he took the digital and multimedia courses with the hope of discovering the magic of 3D models. By the time he was 25 he successfully managed to work for Activision, Warner Bros, Treyarch, Ubisoft, not to mention Louis Vuitton and Hennessy. He was also one of the artists that formed the style and look of the futuristic Call of Duty Black Ops III.

In 2013 together with Jessica Rossier, he created Wardenlight Studio – a French visual development and production company working for worldwide major movies and videogames productions. They worked on many titles including Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Love Death and Robots and more recently, Star Trek Prodigy.

During The Art Department Berlin, Bastien will talk about staying mentally healthy while working on the industry’s biggest projects, and managing to be creative on the long term.

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