Freelance Artist and VR Pioneer
Martin Nebelong, born in Denmark in 1982, is a renowned Danish artist and seasoned professional in the digital art industry. With a career spanning two decades, he has made significant contributions to the field of VR art and of the exploration of novel ways to create 3d worlds.
In the early years of his career, Martin applied his digital design skills as a freelance artist for LEGO and for many years, most of his work consisted of digital painting.
Over the last six years, 3D design has become the mainstay of his work, influenced in part by his extensive experience with Virtual Reality (VR) using an Oculus Rift headset. His work in VR opened doors to international opportunities, allowing him to travel globally and share his innovative work. Nebelong's expertise in 3D art has been recognized by major industry publications, including 3D Artist, 3D World, and ImagineFX, for which he has written numerous tutorials.
Always at the forefront of digital art innovation, Nebelong found a new creative outlet in Dreams, an engine for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 developed by Media Molecule. This platform enables users to create, share, and play user-generated content. Martin thinks that Dreams represents a paradigm shift in 3D content production. Dreams offers an artist-focused, enjoyable, and robust approach to 3D design, usable in and out of VR. Though Dreams is VR-compatible, Nebelong mainly uses Move Controllers for his work without the VR headset.
In his freelance career, Nebelong has worked with a diverse roster of clients, including Sony and Media Molecule, The UN, Luma Labs, Wacom, Adobe, Meta, Yahoo, Runway, Oculus, and Rovio. His work has also extended to the silver screen, with contributions to the feature film "A Winter's Journey," starring John Malkovich.