Tommy Kinnerup
Tommy Kinnerup
Concept and Visual Development Artist
Copenhagen, Denmark


I'm a Concept and Visual Development Artist for Animation and Games. My work is centred around the story, world and characters. With +15 years of experience with designing believable worlds, appealing characters and key visuals that capture the narrative, mood and style. I have become a versatile artist that can adapt to a range of different styles, to serve the story and idea the best way possible. I'm driven by a passion for the craft, I love a good creative collaboration and to continue exploring the possibilities within art and imagination.

Best regards,
Tommy Kinnerup

Client references:
Warner Brothers Games & Pictures, Sony Computer Entertainment, Rovio Entertainment, Amazon, Activision Blizzard King, Microsoft Studios, Ubisoft, 21th Century Fox, Pottermore, SYBO Games, LEGO.

The Animation Workshop (TAW)
Degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Field Of Study CG Artist. Dates attended 2009 – 2013


Concept ArtConcept DesignEnvironment DesignIllustrationCharacter DesignVisual Development

Software proficiency



  • Founder / Concept and Visual Concept Artist at Artwoork Studio ApS
    Nærum, Denmark
    January 2015 - Present

    Animated feature in dev. / Entertianment One (eOne Hasbro) & Crew972

    Animated series in dev. / Age of Learning Inc.

    Animated series in dev. / Nexon America Inc.

    Another Home animated feature in dev. / Digic Pictures

    Animated series in dev. / SandCastle Media & Off model pictures

    Year Zero animated feature in dev. / Next to Act Inc.

    Grum animated feature in dev. / Meta film

    Subway Surfers The Animated Series / SYBO

    Angry Birds / Rovio Entertainment

    Shardbound / Spiritwalk Games & Amazon.

    Candy Crush Saga / King

    Sunborn Rising / Neoglyphic Entertainment

    Art of Conquest / Lilith Entertainment

    Ellevilde Ella the Movie / Kool Productions

    Frantics - Napnok Games / Sony Computer Entertainment

    LEGO Star Wars & City / Wil Film

    Dawn of Gods / Aeria Games

    Morgentåkedalen / Yesbox Productions & Expanse Animation

    Minna and the Dreambuilders movie / First lady Films

  • Brand Art Director at SYBO Games
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    January 2019 - November 2020

    Art direction, design, and Department Lead of the Brand Unit. Responsible for IP development. Brand Style Guides. Universe Bibles. Pitch Bibles. Art directing and designing for Alpha Toys / Subway surfers toy line.

  • Character Designer at Rovio Entertainment
    helsinki, Finland
    October 2019 - February 2020

    Character designs for a new Angry Birds title.

  • Art Director (Animation) at SYBO Games
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    August 2017 - November 2018

    Designing and art directing Subway Surfers the animated series Episode 1-11.

  • Visual Development Artist at Metafilm
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    April 2019 - June 2019

    Early visual development on an animated feature film by Michael Hegner.

  • Character Design Teacher & Censor at The Animation Workshop
    Viborg, Denmark
    March 2015 - January 2021

    Lectures, demonstrations, walk-throughs, and critique. Yearly censoring of the Bachelor students' final exam.

  • Ext Art Director & Visual Development Artist at Lilith Games
    Shanghai, China
    January 2017 - July 2017

    Designing all the characters, props and environments for 4 CG animated

  • Ext Lead Concept Artist at Spiritwalk Games
    San Mateo, California, United States of America
    November 2015 - August 2017

    Character designs, Environment designs, color keys, in-game paint overs for Shardbound.

  • Visual Development Artist at Mosvold Studios / Kool Produktion AS
    Olso, Norway
    August 2015 - February 2016

    Early visual development on Ellevilla Ella the Animated feature film.

  • Lead Concept Artist and Illustrator at Neoglyphic Entertianment
    San José, California, United States of America
    June 2015 - January 2017

    Original IP creation. Worldbuilding for Editorial, Animation and Games.

  • Concept Artist at MOOD ApS
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    January 2015 - December 2015

    Projects I've been involved with:

    God of War 5 - Sony Computer Entertainment

    Fall of Gods - 21th Century Fox / MOOD.

    LEGO Ninjago the Movie - Warner Brothers Pictures / LEGO Nexo Knights - LEGO Group

    StormBlades - Kiloo

  • Freelance Concept Artist & Illustrator at KinnerupConcept
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    December 2006 - December 2014

    Kings Road - Rumble Entertainment / Atomhawk Design

    Nightmare Guardians - Rumble Entertainment / Atomhawk Design

    Little big planet - Sony Computer Entertainment / Atomhawk Design

    LEGO Bionicle - Dumdum! /Advance / LEGO

    Katla og Knøs 1-8 - Alvilda

    Monsterjægerne, Den kulsorte Protokol, Tina og hestene, Skyggeporten - Alvilda

    Jack Stump 1-4, Farlig fisketur - Forlaget Løse Ænder

  • Senior Concept Artist at Atomhawk Design Ltd
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    July 2013 - November 2013

    Projects I've been involved with:

    Injustice: Gods Among Us - Warner Brothers Games / Netherrealm Studios.

    Pottermore - Pottermore / J.K Rowling

    Project Spark - Microsoft Studios

    Angry Birds GO! - Exient / Rovio

    Watch_Dogs & Trackmania Canyon - Ubisoft

    Valor - Quark Games

    Mortal Kombat X - Warner Brothers Games / Netherrealm Studios.

  • Concept Artist at Atomhawk Design Ltd
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    October 2012 - June 2013

    Atomhawk Design Ltd is one of the world's leading digital art and design studios.

  • Illustrator at Alvilda ApS
    Viborg, Denmark
    December 2009 - September 2012

    Books & front cover illustrations for 15 children books.

  • Lead Graphic Designer at ToonPrint A/S
    Koege, Denmark
    August 2007 - June 2009

    Official Disney partner. Design for web & print, animation, illustration.

  • Concept Artist at Flux Studios ApS
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    January 2005 - January 2007

    Concept, level & character design, marketing material.

  • Animator | Intern at Tv-animation ApS
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    January 2004 - December 2006

    Concept, background & character design, animation, marketing material.