Benjamin Clair is a versatile artist with twelve years of experience working as a creative professional. Skilled in a variety of fields including 3d animation and graphic design, Ben is most passionate about illustration and concept art. Well versed in Photoshop and Painter, he also likes to keep his trusty Prismacolor markers, ballpoint pen, and sketchpad close at hand. Ben is currently a senior 3D generalist in the Advanced Content Group at Qualcomm, Inc. He is available for freelance projects.
Ben grew up in the sprawling metropolis of Casper, Wyoming, where he spent his youth playing with Legos, drawing his own illustrations in the margins of books, and crashing his bicycle. After high school, Ben enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he spent five years in Arizona working on avionics and drawing his own illustrations in the margins of training books. He studied Media Arts and Animation at the Art Institute of Colorado, and now lives in America’s finest city, San Diego.
He is inspired by fantasy and science fiction art and books, the great outdoors, Saturday morning cartoons of yesterday, video games, and life in general.
When he’s not busy drawing or otherwise arting, Ben spends his time hanging out with his wonderful wife, two daughters, and their Chihuahua. Ben is an avid runner, grows bonsai trees, watches a lot of movies and documentaries, enjoys a wide variety of music, and games when he gets the chance.