Ben Mauro Concept Designer
Ben Mauro is a US born concept designer and digital sculptor working in the film and gaming 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. Before coming to Weta he worked as a freelancer for various clients including LucasFilm, Rhythm & Hues, Activision, EuropaCorp, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Insomniac Games, Design Studio Press and Vishwa Robotics. He was also heavily involved in multiple indie films towards the end of 2012 such as ‘DRONE’ and ‘From the Future with Love’ where he served as the films Production Designer. In 2013 he moved to Singapore to work at FZD focusing on part time teaching and Intellectual Property creation.
His work has been featured in books like ELYSIUM: Art of the film, Art of The Hobbit, Spectrum 19, White Cloud Worlds 2, Expose 5, Expose 7 and D’Artiste Concept Art from Ballistic Publishing, and Alien Race, Nuthin But Mech and Cosmic Motors from Design Studio Press.
For more information and artwork please view his website: http://www.artofben.com/