Oakton Visiting Artist Series to feature noted game designer Ben Nicholas March 6

(March 1, 2018) How do artists and designers create video game worlds? Find out more about 3D concepts and video game design by joining Ben Nicholas, senior concept artist designer at Ubisoft Montreal, from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Oakton Community College Student Center, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Nichols will discuss how to turn creative skills into a successful career in the gaming industry, followed by a Q&A session, at the Visiting Artist Series event.

“We’re very proud to bring Ben to Oakton because he’s extremely passionate about art design and gaming,” Assistant Professor of Art Erick Rohn says. “People can expect a conversational interview with a professional, senior-level video game designer who is working on top-tier video games for a great studio. We will also look at Ben’s body of work and review his most recent concepts and the effort that goes into designing the worlds in which a video game takes place.”

Nicholas has worked on titles including Republique, Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2. He also has designed conceptual products for Adidas.

The Visiting Artist Series—hosted by Oakton’s art department and sponsored by a generous grant from the Oakton Educational Foundation—is free and open to the public.   

The next Visiting Artist Series event will feature ceramic artist David Bolton at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in Room 1100 of the Des Plaines campus.

For more information, call 847-376-7106.