Hi there, nice to meet you!
My name is Esben and I am a concept artist and illustrator. I am currently working for Riot Games. I graduated from The Animation Workshop in Denmark and holds a bachelor degree in Computer Graphic Art. I have worked for some of the best outsourcing art studios in the industry, Sixmorevodka in Berlin, Artwoork in Copenhagen and Atomhawk in Newcastle. I am always eager to teach, learn and share my knowledge about painting to students as well as professionals. Feel free to reach out if you got any questions.
Winner: Into the Pixel
2016’s Best video game concept art
Winner: Annecy Animation festival
Junior jury award for a graduation film 2014
Book: Spectrum 26
2016 The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Book: Digital Art Masters Vol. 8
Magazine: Imagine FX
Workflow workshop TBA
Magazine: Imagine FX
Featured in issue 75
Open world dark fantasy artbook
“It was a great experience and a pleasure working with Esben. Esben is a true artist and his work greatly exceeding all our expectations. From a very limited creative brief Esben was able to over-deliver and show us the designs we had in mind but weren’t really able to describe – I can only give him my warmest recommendation and I’m looking forward to working with Esben again.”Jeppe Nygaard ChristensenVisual Effects Supervisor and Owner, Ghost A/S
"Esben is one of the best guys we had running through our art program at SIXMOREVODKA over the years. Ambitious and focused, he spent the majority of his time succeeding at any given tasks while continuously striving to become better at his craft. He excels at working with others as well as communicating with them and supporting people on all day to day subject matters and workloads. Besides all that, Esben is open minded, a strong communicator and carries a heart of gold."Marko DjurdjevicCeo/Art Director at SIXMOREVODKA
“It has always been a great pleasure working with Esben. He is very professional in all terms – delivering on time with excellent quality while consistently keeping up proactive and productive communication. Great choice!”Marcus KochArt Director at Sandbox Interactive GmbH
“One of the best illustrators and art directors I have ever had the pleasure to work with. A vast library of knowledge, skills and good humour! Always on time, always doing the very best he can. One of a kind.”Therese LarssonOwner at Silly Beast Illustration AB
"Esben has been one of the absolute best teachers I've had. He has a very broad base of knowledge that covers many different subjects in concept art and illustration.Kristian BonneFreelance Artist and Designer
He brings a certain energy and passion to his teaching which makes his mentoring not just fun but also dynamic. Esben tends to engage you in the lectures, encouraging you to ask questions and try out what he is teaching on the spot, making the theory very applicable almost instantly."