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

Summary

My name is Ben Cottage and I am a passionate Senior 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 as the best Game Art course in England. I am now a Senior Environment artist at Splash Damage working on the franchise that started my passion for game art..

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Skills

World 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 4 dlc
    • Video Game
      Gears of War 4: DLC
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      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