It is with deep sorrow that we’re kicking off Monday morning with the information of Michael Andrew Nash’s passing. Nash, a proficient artist who was solely 36, was Horizon Zero Dawn‘s Lead Principle Designer.

News of Nash’s demise was shared by a former colleague on Twitter. In a prolonged thread, Gavriil Klimov shared a number of the late artist’s work, together with his iconic designs from Guerrilla Games‘ hit title.

Klimov wrote:

Mike Nash was a hardworking individual who would put in the hours to get better and try to do the best work possible. Mike has sadly left us and has passed away. I would like for the CG and art community to remember him for his legacy of outstanding visual 3D work above all. 

He was a digital sculptor. He was an artist. Mike was a 3D designer that many looked up to and I have no doubt that his work will be studied for decades to come by students and professionals alike and it will inspire for years to come. 

Nash’s ArtStation profile, which incorporates his complete portfolio, has now been memorialized. You can check out a few of his unbelievable work there, and within the thread beneath.

Our ideas exit to Nash’s associates, household, colleagues, and family members. Rest in peace.