Known for designing on-screen graphics for countless contemporary visionary films, Territory Studio has depicted artificial intelligence for titles like Ex-Machina and Ready Player One, work that is often cited as a not-so-positive light on the future direction of the technology.
Territory Studio co-founder David Sheldon-Hicks confronts Ai's arrival in the real creative world, asking in his talks how did we got here? What do we believe in? and what will be the role of artists and designers in an AI-supported, maker, or curatorial future?
In addition to winning Motion Awards and D&AD's, Territory Studio's work for Blade Runner 2049 was nominated for the annual Beazley Designs of the Year 2018, and work produced for Spiderman: Miles Morales was recognised at the Clio Awards 2022. In recognition of his creative approach and achievements, David was named as one of Creative Review's Creative Leaders 50.
Games work includes Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sony VR Worlds, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Forza Motorsport 5&6, Need for Speed, Killzone Mercenary, Little Big Planet, etc.
An inspiring speaker, David shares his thoughts and experiences in various podcasts, published articles, university lectures, and at international creative and industry vents including Motion Plus Design Paris, Dept Festival Amsterdam, D&AD Festival, London, Clerkenwell Design Week, FITC Amsterdam, Playground Festival, Eindhoven, OFFF London, OFFF Barcelona, Digital Shoreditch, MOUVO Prague, and many others