Entertainment Arts


David Bentley

Assistant Professor

David Bentley, illustrator, modeler, animator, and 3D visualization artist.

He is currently an assistant professor at the College for Creative Studies, in Entertainment Arts. Bentley graduated with a BFA in Industrial Design from the Brigham Young University in 1997. He then worked as a Creative Designer at General Motors Design. Three years later, Bentley left GM to consult for Alias|wavefront at Chrysler Design where he worked with designers to enhance workflows and solve problems. He left DCX to work at Lear as a Senior designer on the GT40 Ford production program as well as the advanced design studio. In 2003, he joined Alias as an Application Engineer for design and entertainment software, and was a part of Autodesk following their acquisition of Alias, for 2 years as the Solutions Engineer for Global Accounts, specializing in Conceptual Design from 2D to 3D to Visualization, using Sketchbook Pro, Mudbox, Alias Studio, and Maya. Davi d is a freelance illustrator, designer, and trainer at Bentley Design, living in Michigan with his wife and four children. David’s keeps a blog online at http://www.dbcharacters.blogspot.com

Research Interests:

Character and conceptual design for film and game

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions/projects:

Speaker,  IFCC conference in Croatia
Speaker, SPLASH conference in Prague