Oct 2018 - May 2019
  Modeller TD


  May 2019 - July 2019
  3D Artist

Heatblur Simulations

  July 2019 - Present

  Senior Character Artist 


Michael Knowland Sculpture

Michael Knowland was born in England, and grew up with an interest in art and design whilst studying at Ipswich School.  He took a course in Computer Games Design at Staffordshire University, and then went on to work as a Character Artist at Frontier Developments in Cambridge working on Kinectimals and then The Outsider.  In 2011, Naughty Dog in Los Angeles hired him to work on The Last of Us, where he became their Lead Character Artist on the project.  Michael then moved to Avalanche Studios to work as Senior Character artist on the Just Cause franchise, and then Gears of War at Splash Damage.  From there he's worked at Framestore as a modeller on Marvel movies, and Heatblur Simulations as a senior character artist.  


Michael also likes to paint.  These are a few of his abstract landscapes.  

Abstract Landscapes (Acrylic on Canvas)


Frontier Developments

  Aug 2009 - Feb 2010

    Character Artist on Kinectimals

  Feb 2010 - Dec 2010

    Character Artist on The Outsider

Naughty Dog

  Jan 2011 - Aug 2013

    Lead Character Artist on The Last of Us

    (Winner of over 200 Game of The Year Awards)

  Sep 2013 - Apr 2014

   Special Credit given on Uncharted 4

Avalanche Studios

   Jul 2014 - Feb 2017

    Senior Character Artist

Splash Damage

   Feb 2017 - June 2018

   Principal Character Artist