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David Nakayama

Concept Artist, Illustrator

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Professional illustrator with broad experience in the comic book and computer gaming fields. Particularly interested in box art, concept art, and cover illustration opportunities.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Oct 2013Present
Senior 2D Concept Artist
I create marketing illustrations and concept art for all of KIXEYE's various titles--TOME, Backyard Monsters Unleashed, Battle Pirates, and War Commander.
Mountain View, CA, USA
Nov 2008Oct 2012
NCsoft (Paragon Studios)
Lead Concept Artist
• Designed 2D art style and illustrated customer-facing art assets for CITY OF HEROES FREEDOM (key art, web/marketing assets, in-game cutscenes, loadscreens, and UI). Created concept for themed costume sets, enemy groups, signature characters, zones, weapons, and MTX items.

• Designed 2D art style and illustrated customer-facing art assets for Unannounced title (character portraits, UI). Created concept art for characters and environments.
Berkeley, CA, USA
Aug 2003
Illustrator (freelance)
Notable clients include:
• MARVEL COMICS. Provided cover art for titles such as ALL-NEW ULTIMATES, DEADPOOL, LONGSHOT, HULK, and others.
• NIKE. Provided illustrations for apparel, including the upcoming College Football Championship t-shirt.

• DISNEY. Created cover illustrations for the DVD box set releases of X:Men: The Animated Series (Volumes 1-5) and Iron Man: The Animated Series.

• ZYNGA. Delivered outsource artwork for Fishville, CityVille, and Hidden Chronicles.

• 3D TOTAL. Authored 3-part tutorial series (comic book penciling, inking, and digital color). Received cover honors on print edition; also printed in Digital Painting Techniques Vol. 4.

• EYENOVATION. Designed poster art for Vegas Supernationals pro kart races.

• COFFIN COMICS. Painted covers for Lady Death.

• ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT. Provided cover art for titles such as Grimm Fairy Tales, Return to Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, and 1001 Arabian Nights.

• DEVIL’s DUE PUBLISHING. Illustrated covers for Sheena, Hack/Slash.

• HERO INITIATIVE. Illustrated covers for Hulk 100, New Avengers 100, Wolverine 100, and JLA 100 Projects.
Mountain View, CA, USA
Nov 2008Feb 2011
Art Lead
Managed aesthetic direction and 18 direct-reports (plus offsite contractor teams) for the CITY OF HEROES art department. Delivered daily feedback to artists. Created concept art assets. Interfaced regularly with exec, design, and tech groups. Worked closely with Marketing to create all the promotional assets for the release of the game's 2nd major expansion, GOING ROGUE, which shipped in August 2010.
New York, NY, USA
Jan 2007Dec 2008
Created interior and cover artwork for a variety of titles, including Spider-man, Fantastic Four, and the Hulk.