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Kevin Kruse
Kevin Kruse
Concept Artist at Firewalk Studios
Los Angeles, United States


Kevin Kruse

I am a Seattle-based Concept Artist, illustrator, and storyteller with a passion for anthropology, natural history, and traditional media.

My mission is to create artwork rich in originality, style, and narrative depth, with the fundamental goal of communicating important themes about the human experience and the strange, beautiful forms it takes.


Character DesignProp DesignCreature DesignPhotoshopSketchingWeapon DesignHard Surface DesignBlenderVehicle DesignRapid Concepting

Software proficiency

Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Lightroom


  • Character Concept Artist at Firewalk Studios
    Seattle, United States of America
    September 2022 - Present

    Currently working on Sony's upcoming sci-fi shooter, Concord.

  • Concept Artist at Non Player Company
    January 2022 - June 2022

    - Tasked with concepting hard-surface designs for use in sci-fi game

    - Worked closely in small team with designer/director to develop the look and feel of game robotics and structure exteriors/interiors

    - Provided artwork at several levels of completion, ranging from rapid thumb-nailing, refined sketches, 3D models built in Blender, and finished orthographic schematics with material call- outs ready for modeling

  • Illustrator at West Studio
    Los Angeles, United States of America
    July 2021 - September 2021

    - Produced original artwork to meet the needs and style requirements of the client

    -Collaborated and received feedback from the Art Director to refine artwork

    - Provided artwork at several levels of completion, ranging from black and white concepts to full-color illustrations

  • Freelance Visual Development Artist at Powerhouse Animation Studios
    April 2021 - June 2021

    Creature designer on Skull Island

    - Unpacked prompts, conducted detailed research, and worked with client to develop interesting and original creature artwork for the animated series

    - Communicated frequently with art team to progress designs from initial sketches to finished, show-ready creature drawings

  • Freelance Visual Development Artist at Powerhouse Animation Studios
    June 2020 - August 2020

    Character, creature, and prop designer on Heaven's Forest

    - Worked closely with client to find original design solutions for sci-fi/fantasy creatures and characters within an Indofuturistic setting.

    - Provided detailed, full-color artwork of assets at each level of development, from rough sketches to finished digital renderings.

  • Grading Team Member at Watts Atelier of The Arts
    Encinitas, CA
    March 2018 - April 2019

    - Analyzed and critiqued student work at all skill levels to promote artistic growth and progress

    - Provided in-depth feedback and assigned grades

    - Specialized in head construction and form rendering

  • Creative Assistant at Anomaly Productions
    Laguna Hills, CA
    January 2017 - August 2017

    - Staged and arranged scenes for comic book frames

    - Posed characters, creatures, and props for effective and compelling storytelling

    - Handled, sculpted, and modified 3D assets in ZBrush for use in Poser software

    - Sketched and conceptualized characters for studio merchandise