Where Alumni Work

Due to our strong connections in the industry—and our graduates’ strong reputation for success—our alumni are working in their desired fields. Here are some of the projects and places our graduates have worked:

CompanyLogos

Games


343 Industries

Halo 4 (2012)
Animators


Activision

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014)
Sr. Level Designer
Level Designer
Animator
Technical Artist

Skylanders Giants (2012)
Animation
Background Artist

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (2011)
Artists
Animation

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3(2011)
Sr. Level Designer
Level Designer
Animator
Technical Artist

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (2006)
Character Modeler
Animation


Bethesda Software

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
Level Designer


Blind Squirrel Games

The Evil Within (2014)
Animator


Blizzard Entertainment

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
In-Game Art Director

Diablo III (2012)
Cinematic Artist

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (2010)
In-Game Cinematic Artist

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (2007)
Cinematic Artist

World of Warcraft (2004)
Cinematic Artist


Bungie

Destiny (2014)
Cinematic Animator
Senior Concept Artist

Halo Reach (2010)
Animators


Cryptic Studios

Neverwinter (2013)
Sound Designer

Star Trek Online (2010)
FX Artist
Staff Animator
Sound Designer

Champions Online (2009)
Sound Designer


Crystal Dynamics

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (2014)
Concept Artist
Associate Environment Artist
Senior Environment Artist
Game Designer
Character Artist
Animator

Tomb Raider (2013)
Concept Artist
Associate Environment Artist
Senior Environment Artist
Game Designer
Character Artist
Animator

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light(2010)
Character Artist
Environment Artist

Tomb Raider: Underworld (2008)
Character Artist
Designer

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (2007)
Producer
Lead Character Artist

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (2006)
Character Artist, Producer


Double Fine

Grim Fandango: ReMastered (2015)
Background Artists
Animation

Broken Age (2014)
Lead Animator

Middle Manager of Justice (2012)
Animation

Iron Brigade (2011)
Additional Animation,Environments

Stacking (2011)
Additional Character Art, Environments

Costume Quest (2010)
Additional Character Art, Environments

Brütal Legend (2009)
Animation Supervisor, Character Art

Psychonauts (2005)
Animator, Environments


Electronic Arts/Maxis

Battlefield Hardline (2015)
Art Director
Senior Environment Artist

Dawngate (2014)
Level Designer
Senior Artist

The Sims 4 (2014)
Associate Art Director
Senior Artist

Dead Space 3 (2013)
Senior Technical Artist

Battlefield 4 (2013)
Art Director
Senior Environment Artist

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Lead Environment Artist

DarkSpore (2011)
Lead Level Designer
Designer

Dead Space 2 (2011)
Cinematics Craft Director
Technical Artists 

Need for Speed: The Run (2011)
Lead Environment Artist

The Sims 3 Pets (2011)
3D-Modeler
Texture Artist
Environment Artist

Dante's Inferno (2010)
Designer, Technical Artist

The Godfather II (2009)
Technical Artist
World Designer Lead
World Designers
Animation Director
Character Technical Director
Mission Designer
Interior Artist
Quality Assurance tester

The Sims 3 (2009)
Art Director
Lead Producer
3D Environment Artist

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (2009)
Environment Design

My Sims Agents (2009)
Level designer
Environment Artist
Texture Artist

Dead Space (2008)
Technical Artist

The Sims: Castaway Stories (2008)
VP of Operations

Need for Speed:Undercover (2008)
Art Lead


Ensemble Studios

Halo Wars (2009)
Sequence Lead


Epic Games

Gears of War 3 (2011)
Sr Character Artist
Sr. Level Designer

Gears of War 2 (2008)
Level Designer
Sr. Character Artist

Gears of War (2007)
Level Designer
Sr. Character Artist


LucasArts

Lucidity (2009)
Original Concept Artist

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (2010)
System Designer
Environment Artist
Concept Artist

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2009)
Systems Designer
Environment Artist


Microsoft Game Studio

Halo Reach (2010)
Animators

Halo Wars (2009)
Sequence Lead


Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

Hellgate:London (2007)
Artist


Rockstar Games

Red Dead Redemption (2010)
Lead Ambient Designer


Sony Computer Entertainment America

Knack (2013)
Lead Sound Designer
Animation Supervisor

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012)
Lead Sound Designer
Animation Supervisor

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011)
Lead Sound Designer
Animation Supervisor

Uncharted: Golden Abyss (2011)
Lead Sound Designer
Animation Supervisor

KillZone 3 (2011)
Lead Animator

Resistance: Burning Skies (2011)
Lead Sound Designer
Animation Supervisor

Modnation Racers (2010)
Lead Animator

Sonic the Hedgehog 4:Episode (2010)
Technical Artist

God of War III (2010)
Graphic Designer
3D Artist
Technical Artist

MAG (2010)
Sound Designer

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
Lead Animator

inFamous (2009)


Foley Editing

Flower (2009)
Graphic Designer
3D Artist
Technical Artist

Yakuza (2009)
3D Artist

LittleBigPlanet (2009)
3D Artist
Technical Artist

Lord of the Rings Online (2008)
World Builder Environment Artist

SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals: Confrontation (2008)
Lead Sound Designer

God of War II (2007)
Enviorment Artist


Telltale Games

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series (2014)
Animator

Tales from the Borderlands (2014)
Animator

The Wolf Among Us (2013)
Animator

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (2012)
Animator

Law and Order: A Telltale Games Series (2011)
Animator

Jurassic Park: The Game (2011)
Animator


THQ

Red Faction: Armageddon (2011)
Technical Director
Additional Art
Motion Capture Stage Supervisor
Pipeline
Motion Capture Operator

Saints Row 2 (2009)
Animator


Games Created by Cogswell Alumni

Blast Monkey (2009) by Yobonja!
Founders & Game Creators

Fieldrunners (2008) by Subatomic Studios
Founder & Game Creator, Designer

FILMS


2015

Frozen Fever Short
Character Technical Director

Poltergeist
Pre Visual Artist


2014

Edge of Tomorrow
Pre Visual Artist

Big Hero 6
Character Technical Director

Godzilla
Pre Visual Designer

Maleficent
Pre Visual Designer

How to Train Your Dragon 2
Lighting
Layout
Stereoscopic
Operations System Administration


2013

Pacific Rim
Animator

Thor: The Dark World
Pre Visual Artist

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Pre Visual Artist

Frozen
Character Technical Director


2012

The Avengers
Video Playback Engineer
Digital Modeler

Battleship
Pre Visual Designer

Life of Pi
Lead Technical Animator
Technical Animator
Compositor
Render i/o Coordinator

Snow White and the Huntsman
Technical Animation Lead
Technical Animator
Creature Animator
Technical Director
Render i/o Coordinator
Animators

Red Dawn
Animator
Render i/o Coordinator

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Post-viz Artist


2011

The Cabin in the Woods
Render i/o Coordinators
Video Playback Engineer

Red Riding Hood
Render i/o Coordinators

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Technical Animation Lead
Technical Animators
Digital Effects Artist
Digital Artist
Render i/o Coordinator
Animator
Layout Artist

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Technical Animator

Hop (2011)
Animator
Technical Animators
Render i/o Coordinators
Rigger
Visual Effects Artist
Compositor

Kung Fu Panda 2
Lead Lighter
Technical Resource Administrator

Moneyball
Video Playback Engineer
Compositor

Puss in Boots
Technical Resource Administrator
Lighting Technical Assistant
Additional Lighting Lead

Green Lantern
Animator

Battle: Los Angeles
Digital Artist

Arthur Christmas
Senior Character Animator


2010

Alice in Wonderland
Animators
Lighting Technical Director
Matchmover

Toy Story 3
Digital Artist

Megamind
Lead Lighter
Layout Artist

Shrek Forever After
Crowds Supervisor
Lighting Artist
Layout Artist

How to Train Your Dragon
Lead Technical Director

Predators
Visual Effects

Yogi Bear
Technical Animator

Machete
Visual Effects

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D
Technical Animator


2009

Night at the Museum:
Battle of the Smithsonian
Animation Lead

Monsters vs Aliens
Lighting Artist
Animator

Up
Animator

G-Force
Pre-Visualization

Friday the 13th
Tracking Artist

Land of the Lost
Visual Effects Artist

Avatar
Rapid Prototype Artist

Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs
Lighting/Compositing Artist

Aliens in the Attic
Character Animation

Alvin and the Chipmunks:
The Squeakquel
Technical Animator, Visual Effects Artist


2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Digital Artist

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Animator

Madagascar:
Escape 2 Africa
Animator, Layout Artist

Kung Fu Panda
Lead Technical Animator

Bolt
Modeler

Speed Racer
Visual Effects Artist

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Look Development Character Director

Open Season 2
Character Animator

Iron Man
Digital Suit Sculpting & Design Department

The Incredible Hulk
Character Animator
Post Visualisation Artist
Digital Effects Artist


2007

Shrek the Third
Animator

Alvin and The Chipmunks
Character Animator

Beowulf
Lighting Technical Director
3D Adaptation

I Am Legend
Lighting and Compositing Artist
Animator

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
Animator

Surf's Up
Visual Effects Artist
Lighting and Compositing

The Golden Compass
Lead Technical Director

Meet the Robinsons
Technical Director

Spider-Man 3
Matchmove Artist

The Deaths of Ian Stone
CG Artist

Bee Movie
Technical Director


2006

Superman Returns
Lighting & Compositing Artist

Charlotte's Web
Lighting Artist

Eight Below
Digital Artist

Over the Hedge
Technical Director
Lighting Artist

Flushed Away
Technical Director
Technical Resource Administrator

Open Season
Technical Resource Administrator

Snakes on a Plane
Lighting Technical Director

The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lighting & Compositing Artist, Technical Director


2005

Lilo & Stitch 2:
Stitch Has a Glitch
Digital Artist

Star Wars: Episode III
Revenge of the Sith
Digital Artist

Fantastic Four
CG Supervisor
Digital Artist
Digital Effects Artist
Technical Director

Madagascar
Technical Director
Lightning

King Kong
Digital Effects Artist

The Legend of Zorro
CGI Artist


2004

Mulan II
CGI Lead

Spider-Man 2
Technical Director

The Polar Express
Lighting Technical Director, Technical Director

Shrek 2
Animation Technical Director
Final Layout
Render Wrangler
Paint Fix/Completion

Hellboy
Digital Artist

The Day After Tomorrow
Computer Graphics Artist

Lemony Snicket's
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Computer Graphics Artist

Blade: Trinity
Rotoscoping


2003

The Matrix Revolutions
Technical Director

Finding Nemo
Animator

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Light
Layout
Stereoscopic
Operations System Administration


2002

Men in Black II
Computer Graphics Artist

Spider-Man
Color and Lighting

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Computer Graphics Artist


2001

Shrek
Animator

Monsters Inc.
Animator


2000

Dungeons and Dragons
Digital Artist


1999

Toy Story 2
Animator


1998

Antz
Animator

A Bug's Life
Animator


1995

Toy Story
Animator

Audio


Fenwick & West
Lead Audio
Video Specialist

Ineffable Music Group
Artist Management
Mix Engineering

Apple
Core Audio Software Engineering

Sonoma Wire Works
President
Audio Software Engineer

Nest
Audio Data Acquisition

Cryptic Studios
Sound Designer

Microsoft
Senior Audio Designer

Sony Computer Entertainment
Sound Designer
Sound Recording

Lair (2007)
Sound Design
Audio Scripting

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007)
Sound Design