Bill Balzer

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Lo­ca­tion: US Web: www.bill­balzer.com Email: bill@bill­balzer.com ME DIA: Pho­to­shop While in high school and col­lege Bill idolised artists like Bernie Wright­son and Sam Ki­eth. “They had a huge in­flu­ence on my cre­ative sen­si­bil­i­ties and process,” he says. Af­ter col­lege the artist shifted his fo­cus to a ca­reer in video games and con­cept art, striv­ing to be a part of the game stu­dio en­vi­ron­ment, where col­lab­o­ra­tion and team­work is pri­ori­tised over in­di­vid­ual achieve­ments.

Af­ter a few years of free­lanc­ing Bill landed a job at Paragon Stu­dios work­ing on the MMORPG City of He­roes. “It was a re­ward­ing op­por­tu­nity to learn from other great artists and find my voice cre­at­ing char­ac­ters and en­vi­ron­ments for a core gam­ing au­di­ence. I fo­cused on re­al­is­tic, de­tailed ren­der­ing, and loved work­ing on sin­is­ter char­ac­ters.”

Cur­rently, Bill works as an artist at Storm8, a mo­bile game stu­dio in Red­wood City, Cal­i­for­nia.

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