Territory Studio

David Sheldon-Hicks, Co-Founder

Gavin Strange

David co-founded Territory Studio in 2010, a specialist studio that draws on expertise in narrative-led creative design to imagine, realise and build new worlds. Leading studio locations in the UK, the US, and in mainland Europe, David’s love of storytelling and technology, and his eye for emotive details have grown and established the studio’s reputation for beautifully crafted, design-led graphic narratives spanning all genres and media.

In 2022, David co-founded Territory Group, a global collective of creative businesses that includes Territory Studio and Cantina Collective, unlocking the further potential for success and capacity for growth.

In addition to winning Motion Awards and D&AD’s, Territory Studio’s work for Blade Runner 2049 was nominated for the annual Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 and work produced for Spiderman: Miles Morales was recognised at the Clio Awards 2022. In recognition of his creative approach and achievements, David was named as one of Creative Review’s Creative Leaders 50.

David's Talk

When life imitates art

From the dashboard of Blade Runner 2049's iconic spinners to the creation of real AR interfaces in an Audi, David will showcase the way motion designers are blurring the boundaries between design for fiction and reality.

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