KeKai Kotaki

KEKAI KOTAKI

CONCEPT ARTIST VIDEO GAMES, ILLUSTRATOR

Kekai Kotaki is a multi award winning concept artist and illustrator. Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kekai has always had a passion for art. He moved to Seattle, Washington, in 2000 to study and pursue a career as an artist. After graduating, he took a job at ArenaNet, the makers of the Guild Wars franchise as a texture artist. and later became the concept artist for Guild Wars Factions, Nightfall and Eye of the North. He rose to Lead Concept Artist for Guild Wars 2. Kekai went freelance in 2012 and has made stops since at places such as Bungie and Monolith, working on titles like Destiny and Mordor Shadow of War. Branching out into illustration, Kekai, has also worked on book covers and even a few Magic the Gathering cards. He is described by his peers as a fantastic artist who can take concept departments by storm, with a very professional approach to his craft.