Why do I design? I believe that aside from solving a creative problem, good design should give the viewer an emotionally satisfying experience. So I aim to create images that that touch the viewer on an emotional level through the use of design and storytelling. One of the first questions I ask during my design process is: ‘What emotion should this image evoke?’ What can I do? I specialize in designing characters with life, personality and that the target audience of a project can identify with. If needed, I can also use these characters to illustrate engaging stories that serve to educate and/or entertain. For more of my work, visit www.swendly.com '''A design should be primarily judged by suitability to its purpose and not by how cool it looks.''

Work Samples

Work History

General Name : Swendly Benilia Born: December 17th 1985 Location: The Netherlands Clients: Orion's Bell, Balloon27, NFP Games, Gamious, HADOKEN productions, Hydra Miniatures, Red Turban Press, Living Worlds Games LLC, Stuntkite Publishing, SVP-CN. Work experience 2014 : - Character designer for Stuntkite Publishing - Illustrator for SVP-CN - Logo designer for DANDAN noodles restaurant in Hong Kong - Illustrator for Hydra Miniatures - Character designer for Living Worlds Games LLC - Character designer/ illustrator for the Iron & Honor rule book by Red Turban Press 2013 : - Illustrator for Hydra Miniatures - Character designer for the movie "ZWART" by HADOKEN productions - Character designer for undisclosed project (NFP Games) - Character designer/ illustrator and logo design for Jeweled Kingdoms RPG book by Red Turban Press 2012 : - Concept artist for Arcrunners (Balloon27) - Character designer for undisclosed project (NFP Games) - Concept artist and in-game artist for undisclosed project (Gamious) - Character designer/ illustrator for Jeweled Kingdoms RPG book by Red Turban Press 2011 : - Illustrator for Time Flux: Origins of War ECG 2007-2008 : - Illustrator for Oz CCG (Orion’s Bell) Education 2006- 2011: Game Design&Development at the Utrecht School of Art and Technology Diploma acquired in 2011 (Bachalor of Art & Technology) 2004- 2006: Industrial Design at The Hague University Contact Email: swendlybenilia@gmail.com Phone: +31 (0)6 13272685

Education

  • Utrecht School of Art and Technology

    • Bachelor Game Design&Development
    • 2006 - 2011

    Diploma acquired in 2011

  • The Hague University

    • Bachelor Industrial Design
    • 2004 - 2006

Specialties

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