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

   Special Credit given on Uncharted 4

Avalanche Studios

   Jul 2014 - Feb 2017

    Senior Character Artist

Splash Damage

   Feb 2017 - June 2018

   Principal Character Artist


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, he went to work at Naughty Dog, and became the Lead Character Artist for the The Last of Us.  Michael then moved to New York to work with Avalanche Studios and contributed to the Just Cause franchise.  Since then he has been working at various studios, such as Framestore, Heatblur, Ubisoft and Unity.  



  Oct 2018 - May 2019
       Modeller TD

Freelance Character Artist

  May 2019 -November 2021

  • Salesforce
  • Iron Maiden
  • Toptal
  • ​Share Creators
  • Heatblur Simulations
  • Ubisoft 

   November 2021-May 2022


Paintings created by Mike.