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 Published Titles


Select Events & Exhibitions

Emerald City Comic Con - Artist Alley - Seattle, WA (upcoming)

Art Show
yəhaw̓ - King Street Station - Seattle, WA (upcoming)

Emerald City Comic Con - Homegrown - Seattle, WA

Live Painting
Seven Lions Chronicles - WaMu Theater - Seattle, WA

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

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Participating in challenges in 360 VR Storytelling, Dextra Global VR Summit

Art, Artists, and the intersection of Emerging Tech, Seattle Startup Week

XR Design Salon, UX Design Panel

Curiosity Days: Games, Guest Speaker, Pacific Science Center,

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