Tommy Kinnerup
Tommy Kinnerup
Lead Concept Artist at Artwoork Studio
Copenhagen, Denmark

Summary

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.

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

Skills

Concept ArtConcept DesignEnvironment DesignIllustrationCharacter DesignVisual Development

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Procreate
Procreate
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT

Experience

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

    IP creation

  • CEO/Lead Concept Artist at Artwoork Studio ApS
    Nærum, Denmark
    January 2015 - Present

    Shardbound - Spiritwalk Games / Amazon.

    Art of Conquest - Lilith Entertainment

    Sunborn Rising - Neoglyphic Entertainment

    Subway Surfers The Animated Series - SYBO

    Angry Birds Pitch - Funday Factory / Rovio

    Candy Crush Saga - King

    Ellevilde Ella the Movie - Kool Productions

    Frantics - Napnok Games / Sony Computer Entertainment

    LEGO Star Wars/City - Wil Film

    Dawn of Gods - Aeria Games

    2019 Christmas Calendar - DR Fiktion

    Morgentåkedalen - Yesbox Productions / Expanse Animation

    Dreambuilders - First lady Films

    Minimalist Pomelo - Unannounced Project

  • 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 Designer at Rovio Entertainment
    helsinki, Finland
    October 2017 - February 2018

    Character designs for a new Angry Birds title.

  • 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

  • Character Design Teacher & Censor at The Animation Workshop
    Viborg, Denmark
    March 2015 - March 2018

    Lectures, demonstrations, walk-throughs and critique.

  • 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.