An artist for as far back as he can remember, Brian Thompson is currently the Art Director for Big Fish Games' Drawn game adventure series, responsible for establishing, directing, and maintaining the visual style of Drawn as a brand. In this role, he manages the production of all art assets for the game, collaboratively designing the gameplay and directing the art team, as well as helping to spec and approve music and sound effects, write text, and contribute to the story/narrative of the game. Prior to joining Big Fish Games, Brian was Lead Concept Artist at Surreal Software, working on Midway's This Is Vegas title. Earlier in his career, he helped develop the look and feel of games at Pirate Games and also spent two years as a commercial illustrator at Picture Plane Imaging, where he illustrated marketing and advertising material, including video game box art, toy packaging, and licensed characters. His work has been published in Wired magazine, Spectrum, The Best in Contemporary Fantasy Art, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. Brian is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and holds a B.F.A. in Illustration, with distinction.