David Sheldon-Hicks co-founded Territory Studio in 2010, a specialist studio that draws on expertise in narrative-led creative design to imagine, realise and build new worlds. Leading studio locations in the UK, the US, and in mainland Europe, David’s love of storytelling and technology, and his eye for emotive details, has grown and established the studio’s reputation for beautifully crafted, design-led graphic narratives spanning all genres and media. 

In 2022, David co-founded Territory Group, a ​​global collective of creative businesses that includes Territory Studio and Cantina Collective, unlocking further potential for success and capacity for growth.

In addition to winning Motion Awards and D&AD’s, Territory Studio’s work for Blade Runner 2049 was nominated for the annual Beazley Designs of the Year 2018, and work produced for Spiderman: Miles Morales was recognised at the Clio awards 2022. In recognition of his creative approach and achievements, David was named as one of Creative Review’s Creative Leaders 50.

Territory Studio film credits include motion graphics and visual effects for Ad Astra, Dune, Bond: No Time To Die, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame, Ready Player One, Blade Runner 2049, Ghost In The Shell, The Martian, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ex_Machina, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jupiter Ascending, Zero Dark Thirty, Prometheus, etc. 

Games work includes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sony VR Worlds, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Forza Motorsport 5&6, Need for Speed, Killzone Mercenary, Killzone 3, Medal of Honor, Little Big Planet, etc. 

Attracted by Territory’s multidisciplinary approach, the studio has delivered, installations, branded content, technology and product visualisations for clients including Emirates Expo Dubai, SPY Museum, 007 Elements, Spyscape Museum, Barbican Centre, Dolby Labs, Amazon UK, Facebook, HSBC, Faraday Futures, Formula 1, Investec, Jaguar, Land Rover, Microsoft, Santander, Sony, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Cruises, Volvo, and many more. 

An inspiring speaker, David shares his thoughts and experiences in various podcasts, published articles, university lectures, and at international creative and industry events including Motion Plus Design Paris; Dept Festival Amsterdam; D&AD Festival, London; Clerkenwell Design Week, London; FITC Amsterdam; Playground Festival, Eindhoven; OFFF London; OFFF Barcelona; Digital Shoreditch, and many others.