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.


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Studio and Freelance Clients Include:

 
 

Core Skills:

  • Art Direction

  • Experience Lead, Immersive Entertainment

  • Concept art and Illustration

 

 

  • Drawing and Digital Painting

  • Team-Based Workflow

  • 3D Knowledge


 

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Select Events & Exhibitions

2019
Convention - Emerald City Comic Con - Artist Alley - Seattle, WA, USA - March 2019
Group Exhibition - yəhaw̓ - King Street Station - Seattle, WA, USA - March 2019
Group Exhibition - Amazing Adventures of Jules Verne - Little Chimp Society/hai - The Framers Gallery - London, England, UK - April 2019

2018
Live Painting - Seven Lions Chronicles - WaMu Theater - Seattle, WA, USA
Group Exhibition - The Ultimate Fantasy - Light Grey Art Lab - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Mentorship - yəhaw̓ with Artist Trust - Professional Artist Development - Seattle, WA, USA
Residency - yəhaw̓ with Centrum Artist Residency - Port Townsend, WA, USA

2017
Convention - GeekGirlCon - Artist Alley - Seattle, WA, USA

2016
Group Exhibition - Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award in Shanghai, ChinaContributing artist for the Original Illustration Exhibition.
Group Exhibition - Gift Store Display - Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) - La Conner, WA, USA                    

2015
Group Exhibition - White Wolf, Spirit of the Forest, Ikiya - Treviso, Italy 

2014
Group Exhibition - The Corridors, Vision 5 Gallery - Redmond, WA


Publications & Speaking Engagements

Centrum Artist in Residence November 2018
Participating in challenges in 360 VR Storytelling, Dextra Global VR Summit
October 2018
Art, Artists, and the intersection of Emerging Tech, Seattle Startup Week October 2018
XR Design Salon, UX Design Panel October 2018
Curiosity Days: Games, Guest Speaker, Pacific Science Center July 2018
Guide du Rôliste Galactique, Biography 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 Featured 2018
Women in Fantastical Art Featured March 22, 2015
Arts Illustrated, Interview March 14, 2015
Lauren Panepinto, “What Women Want…in Women Characters,” debut on Muddy Colors Blog March 05, 2015
Additionally found on i09, Cosmopolitan (UK), moviepilot, tor, zimbio
Moby Games, Developer ID: 687090