Location: US Web: www.billbalzer.com Email: email@example.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.