Michael Knowland Sculpture

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

    Lead Character Artist on Uncharted 4

Avalanche Studios

   Jul 2014 - Feb 2017

    Senior Character Artist

Splash Damage

   Feb 2017 - June 2018

   Principal Character Artist


  Oct 2018 - Present 
  Modeller TD


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 has worked at Avalanche Studios on the Just Cause franchise, as well as the Gears of War franchise for Splash Damage.  He has also has experience working in film.