In this exclusive interview, we chat with Scott Robertson, renowned concept designer, author, educator and publisher. We asked Scott about his journey in the concept design & industrial design industry, as well as advice for newcomers to the industry.
Scott has more than 18 years of experience teaching and creating curriculum on how to design, draw and render at the highest college levels. He has authored 13 books on design and concept art for his publishing company, Design Studio Press. In addition to books, he has co-produced more than 40 educational DVDs with The Gnomon Workshop of which 9 feature his own lectures. Scott formerly chaired the Entertainment Design department at Art Center College of Design that he helped to create. He frequently lectures around the world for various corporations, colleges and through his own workshop brand, SRW.
In addition to teaching, Scott has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from vehicle and alien designs for the Hot Wheels animated series Battle Force Five, to theme park attractions such as the Men in Black ride in Orlando, Florida, for Universal Studios. Some of his clients have included the BMW subsidiary Design-works/USA, Bell Sports, Giro, Mattel Toys, Spin Master Toys, Patagonia, the feature film Minority Report, Nike, Rockstar Games, Sony Online Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Buena Vista Games, THQ, and Fiat, among others.