Marisa Erven is an Art Director and Concept Artist who specializes in world-building and the development of new intellectual properties. Her extensive experience includes work on emergent technologies and award-winning video games.


Studio and Freelance Clients Include:


Core Skills:

  • Concept Art
  • Illustration
  • Art Direction


  • Drawing and Digital Painting
  • Team-Based Workflow
  • 3D Knowledge 


Select Events and Exhibitions:

Emerald City Comic Con - Seattle, WA

Art Show
Norwescon - Seattle, WA
JordanCon - Atlanta, GA


Art Show
Norwescon - Seattle, WA
JordanCon - Atlanta, GA        

Gallery Display (Juried) - Game Change[Hers] - Show featuring women in Games and Animation.
Exhibition - 2016 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award in Shanghai, ChinaContributing artist for the Original Illustration Exhibition.                    

Group Exhibition - White Wolf, Spirit of the Forest, Ikiya - Treviso, Italy 

Group Exhibition (Juried) - The Corridors, Vision 5 Gallery - Redmond, WA

Website Publications

Guide du Rôliste Galactique, Biography,
November 27, 2017.

Katelyn Del Buco, "Where Art Meets Technology: An interview with XR Art Director Marisa Erven," Pacific Science Center
October 4, 2017.

Women who Draw

Women in Fantastical Art, Featured,
March 22, 2015.

Arts Illustrated, Interview,
March 14, 2015.

Lauren Panepinto, “What Women Want…in Women Characters,” Muddy Colors Blog
Additionally found on i09, Cosmopolitan (UK), moviepilot, tor, zimbio
March 05, 2015

Moby Games, Developer ID: 687090

Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists Member: Profile