Ilya Nazarov
Ilya Nazarov
Lead Concept Artist at Bethesda Game Studios
Washington DC, United States

Summary

Lead concept artist with 18+ years of industry experience on multiple AAA Game of The Year award winning titles including Fallout 4, Shadow of Mordor and Metroid Prime 3. Featured on ImagineFX, Game Informer and Kotaku's The Best Video Game Concept Art.

I specialize in concept art and illustration and have vast experience in environment, industrial and character design. I also have experience creating game lighting, user interfaces, world and character art. I have a degree in computer animation from DigiPen and a background in fine arts.

I've been an avid gamer all of my life and am very passionate about game design and game development.

Favorite games: Spirit Farer, Subnautica, Life is Strange, Half-Life, Overwatch, Grim Fandango, Red Dead Redemption, Bloodborne, Hohokum, Outer Wilds, Papers Please, Returnal.

Skills

Concept ArtIllustrationLook DevelopmentEnvironment DesignCharacter DesignIndustrial DesignUser Interface DesignDigital PaintingMatte PaintingGame Development

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Procreate
Procreate

Productions

  • Images
    • Video Game
      Fallout 4
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Senior Concept Artist
    • Company
      Bethesda Game Studios
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    • Video Game
      Fallout Shelter
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Senior Concept Artist
    • Company
      Bethesda Game Studios
  • Middle earth shadow of mordor
    • Video Game
      Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      Warner Bros Games
  • The lord of the rings the war in the north
    • Video Game
      The Lord of the Rings: The War in the North
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      Warner Bros Games
  • Donkeykongcuontryreturns
    • Video Game
      Donkey Kong Country Returns
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Artist
    • Company
      Retro Studios, Nintendo
  • Metroid prime 3 packaging
    • Video Game
      Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
    • Year
      2007
    • Role
      Artist
    • Company
      Retro Studios, Nintendo
  • Metroid prime 2 echoes gcn cover front eu 45837
    • Video Game
      Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
    • Year
      2004
    • Role
      Artist
    • Company
      Retro Studios, Nintendo

Experience

  • Lead Concept Artist at Bethesda Game Studios
    Rockville, United States of America
    June 2014 - Present

    Starfield, Fallout 76, Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter and other upcoming games

  • Concept Artist at Warner Bros. Games
    Seattle, United States of America
    June 2011 - May 2014

    Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Lord of The Rings: War In The North

  • Artist at Retro Studios
    Austin, United States of America
    March 2004 - June 2008

    Donkey Kong Country Returns, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Metroid Prime: Echoes