Amy Ash

Amy will be leading a talk on Getting Under The Skin: Character & Creature Creation on Thursday 22nd.

Devising cute and cuddly stylised characters or photorealistic gruesome blood-curdling monsters, Axis Studios has delivered many key characters for some of the industry’s biggest titles and it seems there’s nothing the team can’t dream up. Dive deep into the Creature and Character Process at Axis with Head of Characters, Amy Ash as she divulges the details of some of our stand-out characters, with a focus on our cinematic for New World: Rise of the Angry Earth. She will untangle the layers of design and closely examine the intricate steps that weave together to form the creature creation process.

Amy’s passion for character development and her keen artistic skills make her an invaluable member of the Axis team as Head of Characters. With 20 years experience in the industry and a degree in Natural History Illustration from Blackpool and the Fylde college, Amy began her career as a texture artist and illustrator at Realtime UK, before taking on senior artist roles with the likes of Nexus, Aardman and Passion Pictures. Amy joined Axis in 2018, and has since worked on high profile projects including the ‘Tales of Runeterra’ animated shorts for League of Legends, the award-winning Magic The Gathering: War of the Spark and Summoners War. Amy ensures that all characters in our projects are of the highest artistic calibre, mentoring artists, solving technical challenges and translating the character vision of the Art Director and Director into reality.