- Name: Michael Dashow
- Gender: Male
- Birthdate: Feb 1st 1968
- Location: Oakland
Professional for 22 years, 4 months
Diablo II, Diablo III, and various unpublished Blizzard titles, an unannounced game from Microsoft, lots of book covers from Tachyon Publications, several articles in 'Imagine FX', most of Meez.com, avatars and games at hi5, 'Kingdoms of Camelot, ' 'Arcane Empires, ' and many other new projects at Kabam, plus a new iPhone game, 'MageMaze.'
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- Join date: Jun 17th 2009
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Star Wars, Alien & Aliens, Spirited Away, Porco Rosso, The Incredibles, Brazil, Serenity, Blade Runner, Strictly Ballroom, Mystery Men
Photoshop, 3DSMax, watercolors
I am a professional science fiction, fantasy, and childrens' 2D and 3D artist. For illustrations, I primarily work digitally, although also produce watercolors now and then too. My favorite things to work on are character-driven pieces, especially humorous ones, but I do pretty much everything.
Additionally, I've been working in the video-game industry for over 19 years as an art director and artist. During that time, I've done everything under the sun: character and environment design and concepting, 2D and 3D animation, modeling, texturing, rigging, effects, and even voice acting. I spent many years working on Brøderbund Software's 'Living Books' line of children's products, and then seven years at Blizzard Entertainment, working on Diablo II and Diablo III as well as a number of other projects. I designed and managed the ongoing production of all of the avatars at Meez.com, where I was the Art Director, and then worked on games and avatars at social network hi5. Currently I am the Creative Director at social gaming company Kabam.
I live in Oakland, CA, USA, with my wife Talia and our son Zachary.
You can obtain prints of my work at my Imagekind Gallery. If there's an image you'd like that's not up there, just let me know!