Infected by Art Book - Volume 8 Judges

stephan martiniere

Stephan Martiniere is a multi-international award winning artist. In 2012 Martiniere was voted one of the 50 Most Inspirational Artists by Imagine FX Magazine. His body of work has come to be recognized by artists and designers across the globe. His work not only holds an astounding uniqueness of vision, but as a digital pioneer he has set the bar for digital painting as a whole. In the past 30 years he has become known for his talent, versatility and imagination in every entertainment fields including feature films, animation, video games, theme parks, editorial, commercial and book covers.

Stephan was the art director for the visually acclaimed ID Games Rage released in 2011, he was also the visual art director responsible for the games URU: Ages Beyond Myst, URU: The Path of the Shell, and Myst 5, and worked several years at Midway Games as Visual Art Director for the game Stranglehold and later as Creative Visual Director of the concept department for several other Midway games including Black Site: Area 51, Blitz, Ballers, Mortal Kombat vs. DC, Wheelman, and more.

As the director for the five animated musical adaptation shows Madeline, Stephan Martiniere received the A.C.T Award; the Parent’s Choice Award and the Humanitas Award and was nominated for an Emmy. Stephan also gained global notoriety for illustrating the Where’s Waldo Sunday comic strip for King Features, distributed to hundreds of newspapers worldwide.

Stephan Martiniere is also an accomplished concept illustrator who has worked on movies such as Alita: Battle Angel One, Alpha, Aquaman, Ready Player One, The Suicide Squad, Independence Day: Resurgence, Tomorrowland, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, 300: Rise of an Empire, Total Recall (2012), Tron: Legacy, Star Trek, Star Wars: Episodes 2-3, Knowing, I, Robot, as well as the upcoming Foundation TV series, The Masters of the Universe and Shang-chi . He has also worked extensively over the last 7 years with Disney Imagineering on Disneyland parks and expansions across the globe doing visual development for The Guardians of the Galaxy, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar and Star Wars.

Over the last eighteen years Stephan has produced over a hundred and fifty book covers and numerous comic book covers and editorial illustrations for such clients as National Geographic, Popular Science, Tor Books, Pyr, Penguin and Random House, Dark Horse and Radical Comics.

Stephan Martiniere has received the Exposé Grand Master Award, thirteen Exposé Excellence Awards, five Exposé Master Awards, and two Chelsey Award for Best Book Cover, two silver and one gold Spectrum Award for Book Covers and Editorial, The Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, The Ennie Award for Best Cover Art, The Bookgasm in 2009 Award for Best Cover Artist and was the Grand Prize Winner of IBA in 2012.

Stephan Martiniere is the owner and creative director of Green Monkey Design and a visual consultant and freelance concept illustrator on various films, games and theme parks and frequently teaches workshops and presents lectures worldwide. He is an advisory board member of the CGSociety.

Website: www.martiniere.com


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