Insider 6-22-2011

To some of you, I’m a familiar face returning to the pages of the Insider. To others, I am a fresh-faced enigma. Rather than leaving many of you scratching your heads, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Chris Walton, and I am the new concept art and illustration art director at Privateer Press. It’s my job to hire concept artists and illustrators who design and breathe life into the worlds of Privateer Press. It’s a daunting job, and I’ve got some very big shoes to fill left by the people who’ve held this position in the past. What would possibly make me think I am up to the task?

For several years I have worked as both a concept artist and an illustrator for Privateer Press, helping give shape and form to WARMACHINE, HORDES, Monsterpocalypse, and every other game line that Privateer produces. I have a passion for these worlds and share a very clear vision of how they should look. I think that gives me a pretty good set of credentials for doing this job. My goal is to bring you the coolest-looking games out there by helping to guide the artists who work to make our imaginations a visual reality. It’ll be a lot of work, but I think I’m up for it.

I look forward to coming in to the office every day knowing that I get to work with some of the finest talent from around the globe. The chance to collaborate with artists like Andrea Urdezo, Nestor Ossandón, and Carlos Cabrera make this job an absolute blast. Keep an eye on upcoming Insiders—I just might have sneak peeks at cool new art or concept designs for upcoming releases. I hope all of you are as excited as I am!