Ben Mauro is a concept designer working in the entertainment industry. He studied industrial design and entertainment design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After college he relocated to Wellington, New Zealand where he worked at Weta Workshop from 2009-2013, over that time he contributed to a vast array of Film, Television and Videogame projects such as 'The Hobbit Trilogy' and 'Elysium' among many others. He is currently working as an independent freelance concept designer where he continues to offer his design services to clients around the world including Boston Dynamics, Treyarch, Sledgehammer Games, MPC, Legendary Pictures, LucasFilm, Rhythm and Hues, Activision, EuropaCorp, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Insomniac Games, Design Studio Press, SyFy and Discovery Channel. In this interview, Ben shares his experiences from traveling and how it broadens perspective about life and brings creativity and inspiration to his own artwork.
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