Malachi Maloney

Artist|Art Director

Austin, TX, USA
Over 17 years of experience in concept art, illustration, graphic design and mentoring.  A veteran in creating game, apparel, comic and branding art through an extensive skill set in both digital and traditional media. A strong art director and team leader with a fierce passion for igniting creative flames by transforming ideas into profitable results.

Work Experience


Senior Artist

August 2017 - Present Austin, Texas, United States


Senior Illustrator|Artist III

Designed and executed several individual game titles by way of initial concept design, symbol and GUI rendering, character illustration, animations and particle creation. My efforts and skill were recognized when the game Mata Hari was named Top Performer for 2016.
August 2013 - October 2016 Austin, Texas, United States

Design Works Gaming

2D Art Lead

Created 2D assets for games from initial concept art and GUI design to creation of highly polished final art assets and illustrations for many of their Casino Gaming titles.
March 2012 - February 2013 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States


Art Director

Art Directed a large group of remote & in-house talent and created high quality illustrations and designs to service their many accounts. Disney Stores, Disney Theme Parks, Universal studios, Hard Rock Café, Hard Rock Hotels, ESPN, Ron-Jon/Puma, as well as house brands.
June 2009 - October 2011 North Carolina, United States

Handcranked Games

Senior Concept Artist

Responsibilities at Handcranked Games included, but were not limited to: All character, prop, item and environmental concept art in addition to texture painting for various in-game models, as well as UI and logo design.
November 2007 - January 2009 Arizona, United States


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Concept Art, Corel Painter, Graffiti, Graphic Design, Illustration, Oil Painting, Charcoal, Fine Art, Graphite, Pen & Ink,

Gallery Exhibition

Painting featured in group show “Things That Go Bump In The Night”.
Four paintings featured in “Heavy Metal the Exhibition”. Sponsored by Heavy Metal magazine.
Four paintings featured in the 2nd Annual ECHO Gallery Halloween Exhibition.

Published Work

Magazine Features
Featured artist gallery in the July 2007 issue of Heavy Metal magazine. Gallery includes 15
illustrations and artist bio.
Artist Spotlight in the March 2002 issue of Digital Impress magazine. Spread features 8 illustrations and artist bio.

Book Features
(2009) FANTASY ART NOW – VOLUME 2/Publisher ILEX Press
Illustration “Tranquil Waters” featured.
(2009) NIGHT SONG/Publisher SQP Inc
Two illustrations featured.
(2008) SWORD SONG/Publisher SQP Inc
Two illustrations featured.
(2008) MERMAID SONG/Publisher SQP Inc
Two illustrations featured.
(2007) EROTIC FANTASY ART NOW/Publisher ILEX Press
Four illustrations featured.
(2003) EXPOSÉ /Publisher Ballistic Publishing
Pin-up painting “Insatiable Appetites” was showcased in “EXPOSÉ 1”. Painting also used in a set of limited edition collectable cards used to promote the book.