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Ted Mebratu

Lighting Artist at Naughty Dog

Ted Mebratu is a self-taught artist from Ethiopia currently working at Naughty Dog in Santa Monica, California, as an Environment Lighting Artist. During his time at Naughty Dog, he has contributed to the development of The Last of Us Part I remake. Before Naughty Dog, Ted worked at Ready At Dawn as a Lighting Artist on titles including Lone Echo II and Echo VR.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Ted on The Last of Us Part 1. His eye for lighting and composition are truly unmatched! The love and attention to detail that Ted pours into his work definitely shows! His lighting is constantly setting the bar in the industry, and it is always an inspiration to witness

    - Gabriel Cervantes
    Senior Environment Artist at Naughty Dog

  • Working with Ted on The Last of Us Part 1 has been an absolute pleasure. He is very passionate about his job, works hard to achieve great results, and is constantly pushing himself to stay up to date with the latest developments in lighting and digital art software. Ted's contribution has been extremely valuable and allowed us to deliver great-looking environments. His understanding of PBR makes him a perfect partner for texture artists looking for realism and high-quality renders.

    - Jonathan Benainous
    Senior Environment Texture Artist at Naughty Dog