As creative lead on the BAFTA award-winning Tearaway at Media Molecule, Rex Crowle worked with the team to craft its magical world realistically from paper, and then fit it all inside a PlayStation Vita. Rex has been at Media Molecule since the early days, and his unique art style has had a big influence on the studio’s games, shaping the visual styles of LittleBigPlanet and its sequel, along with the creatively anarchic visual identity of the studio itself.
From his background in illustration and animation, Rex honed his skills in creating memorable characters and settings in his own distinctive style, working on projects with the likes of Disney, MTV and the BBC. When his friends formed a new video games studio in 2006, Rex found an opportunity to apply these skills to an interactive medium, and to doodle all over the walls too.
In 2013 the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) awarded Rex with its Breakthrough Brit award, recognising new British talent across the Film, Television and Games industries.