Ben Cottage
Ben Cottage
Lead Environment Artist at Splash Damage
Hove, United Kingdom

Summary

My name is Ben Cottage and I am Lead Environment Artist currently working at Splash Damage.

My story began after I left school with only 2 GCSE's at a C grade. I had no motivation and no direction to what career path I wanted to take.

I then heard the song “Mad World” come on the TV….you know where I am going with this right? Ever since I saw that advert I spent all my paper round money on a Xbox 360 that came with Gears of War. I loved this game so much that I competed in tournaments with my friends and we eventually become 8th best clan in Europe. However, Gears of War was more to me than just a game. It opened my eyes to game art. Never before have I noticed art in games like I did with Gears of War. From this I downloaded 3DS Max and started to shove polygons around not really knowing what I was doing. This is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life; this is what I wanted to do as a hobby, as a job. I finally found my motivation and direction that I had been missing. From this I went on to graduate with a First degree at Hertfordshire University who have established themselves to be one of the the best Game Art courses in the world. I am now a Lead Environment artist at Splash Damage working on the franchise that started my passion for game art..

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Skills

Team ManagementWorld Building

Software proficiency

Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
3ds Max
3ds Max
Maya
Maya
ZBrush
ZBrush
World Machine
World Machine
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Photoshop
Photoshop
Mudbox
Mudbox
xNormal
xNormal
CrazyBump
CrazyBump

Productions

  • Gears of war 5 dlc
    • Video Game
      Gears 5: DLC
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Lead Environment Artist
    • Company
      Splash Damage
  • Gears of war 5
    • Video Game
      Gears 5
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Senior Environment Artist
    • Company
      Splash Damage
  • Gears of war 4 dlc
    • Video Game
      Gears of War 4: DLC
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Senior Environment Artist
    • Company
      Splash Damage
  • Gears of war 4 chinese subs 478869.1 4
    • Video Game
      Gears of War 4
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Environment Artist
    • Company
      Splash Damage
  • Gears of war ultimate e 559d37d40dc0c
    • Video Game
      Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Environment Artist
    • Company
      Splash Damage

Experience

  • Lead Environment Artist at Splash Damage
    BROMLEY, United Kingdom
    October 2019 - Present

    - Gears 5 DLC (2019)

  • Senior Environment Artiat at Splash Damage
    BROMLEY, United Kingdom
    April 2018 - October 2019

    - Gears 5 (2019)

    - Gears of War 4 DLC (2017)

  • Environment Artist at Splash Damage
    BROMLEY, United Kingdom
    June 2014 - April 2018

    - Gears of War 4 (2016)

    - Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (2015)