This was recently published on Edge Online:
16. Stig Asmussen
SCE Studios Santa Monica
Asmussen graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1998, moving into an art role at Midway shortly after receiving his degree. After working on Guantlet: Dark Legacy and Dr. Muto Midway shut down its San Jose development house, and Asmussen migrated to Santa Monica—just in time to lead the environment art team on the original God of War. He has worked on that legendary franchise ever since: he was promoted to art director on God of War II, and is now directing the creation of God of War III, which is almost inarguably Sony’s most important in-production PS3 exclusive.