- Digital Matte Painting / 2D & 3D
- Concept Design / Character / Creature / Props / Environments
- Supervision & Art direction
- Shot Design / Pre-visualization
- Script Breakdown & Budgeting
- Photography / Retouching
Somnio Studios Ltd is a design studio based in London, UK, established by visual artists Seung Ho Henrik Holmberg and Jiyoung Lee.
Our clients are typically post production and film companies. While our focus is mainly on conceptual design and digital matte painting for the visual effects and film/TV industry, we also work with clients in other areas. Many of our clients are from the advertising industry as well as retouching, photography, computer games, books and magazines illustration, architectural visualization, musicians and etc. We can take on all kinds of jobs that require visualization. With solid backgrounds in drawing and painting, we think our artistic skill combined with expertise in current technology, makes us different. This mixed with a passion for achieving the best creative solutions possible, makes us special.
With nearly 30 years of combined experience in the art and design field, and with knowledge from a wide range of mediums, we make sure our clients get what they want and expect from us. Having lived and worked in many countries around the world; Europe, Asia and the USA, we bring a wealth of experience in how the different markets operate. Delivering projects on time and with excellent results is something that we take great pride in. We work directly with our clients, aim to form personal relationships and finish the projects to the standard we not only wish for, but demand and expect from ourselves. Developing and inventing iconic content for any media platform is what we do.
Seung Ho Henrik Holmberg has worked in the CG industry since the late 90’s. Over the last decade, he has worked with some of the industry’s leading directors, VFX artists and producers on some of the most prestigious film and commercials productions of that period. After working as a matte painting supervisor and creative lead in London, most notably at The Moving Picture Company, he decided to set up his own design studio to take his creative vision one step further.
Jiyoung Lee is an experienced matte painter and concept designer who enjoys creating both highly refined matte paintings as well as loose conceptual paintings. Through a wide range of materials, including traditional paints and clay, as well as digital painting tools, she relishes the opportunity to explore different styles. Prior to matte painting she worked in the games industry, print media and for a brief period, education.
She draws influence from studying the interaction between light and shadow, often in the tranquility of landscapes. A wide range of artists, traveling, and most aspects of nature provide endless sources of inspiration. She hopes to stay inspired and to be a positive influence on other artists.