David Hobbins

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David Hobbins was lead concept artist at Cloud Imperium Games.[1][2]

Works in CIG

He worked on the Ursa Rover,[3] the Reliant,[4][5] the Mustang,[6][7][8] the Gladiator.[9][10] and the Javelin[9][11][12] He also updated the Constellation[1][9].

He left to work on Star Wars movies.[13][14]

Other Works

He worked on Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Episode VIII, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Underworld, Guardians of the Galaxy, After Earth, Dead Space 3 and many more.[15][6][16]


  • His favorite designs from science fiction movies ans shows are the Slave One, the Leonov from 2010, all of Doug Chiang ships and the Tron Replicator.[17]
  • When he was young he lived close to an airforce base and would regularly to go to airshows[6]
  • He studied transportation design[6]
  • During the concept phase for the Mustang, the units of measurement were off from his setup on Maya to the units being used for modelers in 3DS Max. This meant that as the pilot attempted to enter the cockpit the doorway was too small to fit the character so you were stuck in the hole behind the cockpit where the elevator is located. This coined the term around the office of “The Hobbins Hole".[18]

External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 A new Junior Concept Artist, Gurmukh Bhasin, has joined David Hobbins in our art pit. The pair are currently working on an array of Constellation variants…. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2014-04-05
  2. Lead Concept Artist David Hobbins. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2022-05-05
  3. David Hobbins blog: Star Citizen - Constellation Rover
  4. The design process – A word from David Hobbins. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2015-05-22
  5. David Hobbins blog: Star Citizen - Reliant
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The Next Great Starship Episode 1.4:
  7. Mustang concept art by David Hobbins.. Engineering - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2014-02-21
  8. David Hobbins blog: Star Citizen - Mustang
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Gladiator was concepted by David Hobbins, who also designed the Javelin and updated the Constellation. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2014-11-25
  10. David Hobbins blog: Star Citizen - Gladiator
  11. Designed by David Hobbins, the Javelin has since been implemented by the team at Foundry 42 for the opening of the Squadron 42 single-player campaign. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2014-10-27
  12. You may have caught a glimpse of the Javelin on this week’s Wingman’s Hangar … and now I’d like to share a closer look! The ship was designed by David Hobbins. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2014-02-21
  13. "We tried to keep it under wraps as we did not know if he wanted that information out, but yes he has left us for Star Wars." -wlewis-cig, reddit
  14. Reverse the Verse Episode 11, twitch
  15. imdb: David Hobbins.
  16. The Next Great Starship Episode 1.5
  17. Around the Verse: Episode 1.02 (2014.06.19)
  18. How Ideas Take Flight: The Star Citizen Ship Pipeline. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2014-10-24
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