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Nicholas Kole
Nicholas Kole
Illustrator & Concept Artist www.nicholaskole.art
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Summary

Hi!
I'm Nick.

www.nicholaskole.art

I've been drawing since I could grip a crayon, and telling stories since I could make noises.
When at all possible, I prefer to do both at once :)

Making art that is meaningful to me while connecting with an audience on an emotional level is all I ever want to do. I love the shared experience of figuring out our own stories by telling them in pictures and through design.

I have a broad range of experience and interests- I love character design, cover art, illustration, and I even do a little podcasting & mentoring.
I love solving visual problems both large and small- and have been blessed with opportunities to establish strong visual identities for a number of products in a variety of styles.
Companies I've worked with include Disney, Dreamworks, Netflix, Hasbro, Blizzard, Guerrilla, EA Games, Riot, Axis, ReelFX, Mattel, Hasbro, 38 Studios, The Flight Anthology and many more.

Regardless of what I set my hand to, what matters to me most is the heart of the project.

And fun colors. I like those.

Currently on sale! Jellybots digital art book: https://nicholaskole.gumroad.com/#UhuDQE

Skills

Concept ArtIllustrationCharacter DesignVisual DevelopmentWorld BuildingStorytellingComic ArtBook Cover Illustration

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Procreate
Procreate

Productions

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    • Video Game
      Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Senior Character Designer
    • Company
      Toys For Bob/Activision
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    • Video Game
      Spyro Reignited Trilogy
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Senior Character Designer
    • Company
      Toys For Bob/Activision
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    • Movie
      The Wingfeather Saga
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Production Designer
    • Company
      Shining Isle Productions
  • Shardbound 05
    • Video Game
      Shardbound
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Concept Artist/Character Designer
    • Company
      SpiritWalk Games
  • Disneypeteflightcover2
    • Book
      Pete's Dragon: The Lost Years
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Illustrator
    • Company
      Disney
  • Magichourext
    • Book
      The Curse of Maleficent
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Illustrator
    • Company
      Disney
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    • Video Game
      Dawngate
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Concept Artist/Character Designer & Comic Artist
    • Company
      EA/Waystone
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    • Video Game
      Project Copernicus
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Concept Artist/Character Designer
    • Company
      38 Studios