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Beginning in 2001, my career as a professional artist has included both in-house and independent roles within the worlds of fantasy and science fiction publishing. Over the years I have found myself in a variety of positions including lead designer, art director and freelance illustrator. These experiences have he… Read More
Beginning in 2001, my career as a professional artist has included both in-house and independent roles within the worlds of fantasy and science fiction publishing. Over the years I have found myself in a variety of positions including lead designer, art director and freelance illustrator. These experiences have helped to inform my body of work and this breadth of knowledge acts to support both my own work as well my understanding of the way that my contributions are incorporated into the projects that they are a part of. As an illustrator and cartographer I've created a large number of pieces for book and game publishers such as Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic Books, and HarperCollins Publishing. Of these, I am most recognized for my development of environmental artwork and maps for the fantastical worlds of Dungeons & Dragons.

Storytelling and visual narrative intrigue me and serve to compliment the formal elements of my work. In addition, the suggestion of things hinted at but yet to be discovered offers a compelling invitation to the minds of my audience and is personally fascinating to me as an artist. As an illustrator, I am most often tasked to spark the readers imaginations and provide them with seeds for further exploration within their own own minds eye. For me, creating artwork that is a portal of sorts is the most rewarding aspect of what I do and has provided a deep well of motivation and creative fulfillment over the years. Read Less
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    Mike Schley Illustration And Design
  • Associate Art Director
    Paizo Publishing LLC
  • Graphic Designer
    Decipher Inc. — Norfolk, VA, USA
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As a professional artist and designer, I have produced a large body of work for a variety of clients ranging from publishing firms to public universities. My current focus is on providing illustration and cartography services to the book and game publishing industries. Combining the use of digital and traditional … Read More
As a professional artist and designer, I have produced a large body of work for a variety of clients ranging from publishing firms to public universities. My current focus is on providing illustration and cartography services to the book and game publishing industries. Combining the use of digital and traditional media, I strive to convey a naturalistic and evocative visual style that encourages the viewer to spend time investigating the work and exploring their own imagination. Read Less
• HarperCollins
• Wizards of the Coast / Hasbro Games
• Scholastic
• Little, Brown and Company
• W. W. Norton & Company
• ProFantasy Software
• Inkle Studios
• Vorpal Games
• Sidhe Games
• becker&mayer! Book Producers
• Paizo Publishing
• Launch Interactive
• Auction of Washington Wines
• Decipher
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• HarperCollins
• Wizards of the Coast / Hasbro Games
• Scholastic
• Little, Brown and Company
• W. W. Norton & Company
• ProFantasy Software
• Inkle Studios
• Vorpal Games
• Sidhe Games
• becker&mayer! Book Producers
• Paizo Publishing
• Launch Interactive
• Auction of Washington Wines
• Decipher
• Windsor Assurance
• Park Models Manufacturing
• Druidian Archive Services Read Less
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