Multi-disciplinary designer, Mike Hill, creates concepts and develops Intellectual Property for the film, TV, and video game industries. He worked on some of the world’s biggest titles, from Blade Runner 2049, Game of Thrones, and Love Death & Robots to games such as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Killzone, and Horizon Zero Dawn, among others. He is also the co-founder and former managing director of Karakter Design Studio, a multi-Emmy-award winning design studio.
Mike’s major interest is in the art of storytelling and how an understanding of mythology and contemporary psychology is crucial in understanding how great stories work. Currently, Mike works as a design consultant in the film industry – advising on scripts as well as creating production designs and creative strategy for upcoming unannounced projects.
We interviewed Mike before his presentation at Playgrounds: The Art Department in Eindhoven in 2019.