The Business of Creating Success

Algene JohnsonBen Greene

Lead Concept Artist, Trendy Entertainment, Gainesville, Florida

Drawing on his education at Sandhills Community College, Ben Greene is fulfilling his lifelong dream of working as an artist in the video game industry. As a lead concept artist, Greene works closely with an art director to define the look and feel of video games as well as managing a small team of concept artists.

After graduating from Sandhills with an Associate in Fine Arts in Art, Greene continued his education at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sequential Art. He later worked in the gaming industry as a background designer, an environment designer, and a concept artist. After accepting the position at Trendy Entertainment, he was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts from SCAD.

Green credits Sandhills for laying the foundation for his career. He feels his professors were not only knowledgeable, but also cared about the students. “As an art student, I was instructed in the foundations of art,” he said, “but was also encouraged to experiment and find new ways to express my creativity. I was motivated to push forward and work toward my goals.” He said that his professors had a profound impact on him personally and were instrumental in the direction his life has taken.


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