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Marisa “Mari” Takeyama is a multi-faceted 2-D Concept Artist and Illustrator specializing in character-creature design for fantasy, horror and sci-fi genres.

She also has experience with storyboarding, graphic design and art direction both on and off set. Her credits include multiple award-winning independent f… Read More
Marisa “Mari” Takeyama is a multi-faceted 2-D Concept Artist and Illustrator specializing in character-creature design for fantasy, horror and sci-fi genres.

She also has experience with storyboarding, graphic design and art direction both on and off set. Her credits include multiple award-winning independent films, test footage for academy award-winning major motion picture studios, commercials and music videos. In addition, her artwork recently expanded into the realms of fantasy board games as well as advertising for competitive PC gaming hardware.

Mari is classically trained with a strong foundation in traditional fine art, mentored from an early age by a handful of industry veterans who have worked for major studios such as Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel and Warner Brothers. Read Less
  • Storyboard Artist
    New Title Entertainment (TwinTaoers + Boldflame Creative) — Glendale, CA, USA
  • Concept Artist
    Summon Entertainment, LLC — Mission Viejo, CA, USA
  • Illustrator
    Roller Disco Massacre Films — Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Lead Graphic Designer
    Fine Print Films — San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA
  • Concept Artist
    Rasport, Inc. — Placentia, CA, USA
  • Art Department
    Station 4 Entertainment, LLC (+ Anonymous Major Motion Picture Studio) — Venice, CA, USA
  • Concept Artist
    Thermaltake U.S.A. — Walnut, CA, USA
  • Storyboard Artist
    New Title Entertainment (TwinTaoers + Joined, Inc.) — Glendale, CA, USA
  • Graphic Designer
    TwinTaoers — Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Graphic Designer
    Studio H Fine Art, LLC — Irvine, CA, USA
  • Art Department
    TwinTaoers (+ APM Publishing) — Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Art Department
    Station 4 Entertainment, LLC — Venice, CA, USA
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ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/maritakeyama
VISUAL ARTS JUDGE, 2015 + 2017
For the National PTA's "Reflections" Contest
At the Irvine Unified School District, Studio H Fine Art

FEATURED ARTIST, Nov. 2014
For Thermaltake U.S.A.
At New Egg's "We Own the Night" after-party, Blizzcon 2014.

PORTFOLIO CRITIC, 2013
For Chapman University's Career Development Cen… Read More
VISUAL ARTS JUDGE, 2015 + 2017
For the National PTA's "Reflections" Contest
At the Irvine Unified School District, Studio H Fine Art

FEATURED ARTIST, Nov. 2014
For Thermaltake U.S.A.
At New Egg's "We Own the Night" after-party, Blizzcon 2014.

PORTFOLIO CRITIC, 2013
For Chapman University's Career Development Center
At the "Arts Career Lounge" and "Show!" student networking events.

DISTINGUISHED STUDENT, Jan. 2011
At Chapman University's Career Development Center
First undergraduate art student in Chapman history to successfully create and complete original curriculum for Individualized Experiential Learning Project program.

HONORABLE MENTION, May 2011
At Chapman University's Department of Art
Honorable Mention for 2-D [Fine Art] Media, featured in "Departmental Art Show."

DISTINGUISHED STUDENT, 2009-2011
At Chapman University's Dodge College of Film & Media Arts
Frequent subject in multiple faculty meetings to help further development of new 2-D Pre-production Art program for undergraduate film students.

FEATURED ARTIST, 2007-2011
At Chapman University's Department of Art
Artwork featured in several "Departmental Art Shows."

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT, 2007-2011
At Chapman University's Department of Art
Selected to receive Art Talent Scholarship. Read Less
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