About Me

Wendi Chen is an illustrator / designer who creates artwork for video games, comics, galleries, print and advertising. Born in Beijing and raised in Metro Detroit, she eventually settled in Seattle to work as a game artist. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, and other outdoorsy things.

Wendi regularly exhibits her work in art galleries and comic conventions across the country, due to her insatiable desire to be busy and sleep-deprived at all times. For details on upcoming shows and convention schedules, refer to the Events page.

Please feel free to send a message through the contact form if you have any inquiries. For general life/art updates, check out the Blog.


Events & Exhibitions

(For upcoming shows, visit the events page)

KidPLACE Exhibit + Family Fun Day Aug. 15, 2015 - Wing Luke Museum, Seattle WA

VanCAF 2015 May 23-24, 2015 - 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC

Sakura-Con 2015 April 3-5, 2015 - Exhibitor's Booth #709, Seattle WA

Emerald City Comic Con 2015 March 27-29, 2015 - Exhibitor's Booth #502, Seattle WA

Akira Toriyama / Dragonball Tribute Show Nov. 15, 2014 - Q Pop Shop, Los Angeles CA

Fremont Monster Show Nov. 7-20, 2014 - Stone Way Cafe, Seattle WA

Geek Girl Con Oct. 11-12, 2014 - Exhibitor's Booth #104, Seattle WA

Rose City Comic Con Sept. 20-21, 2014 - Exhibitor's Booth #1310, Portland OR

 

Steven Universe / Adventure Time Exhibition Aug. 9-31, 2014 - Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra CA

Local Color: Art Showcase Jun. 14 - Oct. 15, 2014 - Local Color Art & Coffee, Seattle WA

Emerald City Comic Con 2014 March 28-30, 2014 - Exhibitor's Booth #502, Seattle WA

Bemis Spring Art Show 2014 March 22-23, 2014 - Bemis Art Building, Seattle WA

Great Personality Exhibition + Game Jan. 24 - Feb. 21, 2014 - Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis MN

Hayao Miyazaki Tribute Show Jan. 10 - Feb. 10, 2014 - Urban Light Studios - Seattle WA

Rolemodels Exhibition Oct. 24 - Nov. 30, 2013 - Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis MN


Client List
 

Companies

  • BOOM! Studios
  • Canson USA
  • Dreamworks Animation Fine Art
  • Iridium Studios
  • Pokémon USA
  • Wing Luke Museum
  • ZocDoc

Publications


Skills & Specialties

Adobe Creative Suite CC - Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom. Currently studying AfterEffects/Premiere.

Canon 5D Mark II / Lightroom 6 - Professional portrait photographer of 4+ years.

HTML/CSS - Proficient at web coding to W3C standards. Competent with a variety of CMS tools, including Wordpress and WebGUI.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Concept Art

Promotional / Cover illustration

Color / Lighting stylist

Character / BG design

Graphic design

UI / Dialog design


Work Experience

 

Graphic Designer, Pokémon, August 2015 – Present (Bellevue WA)

2D Game/Concept ArtistDoubleDown Interactive, June 2012 – May 2015 (Seattle WA)

Corporate Portrait Photographer, ZocDoc, January 2012 – May 2012 (Detroit MI)

Character/Environment ArtistIridium Studios, Sept. 2009 – Jan. 2012

Freelance Illustrator, Dreamworks Animation Fine Art, November 2010 – Dec. 2011

Freelance Promotional Artist, Canson USA, April 2010 – Dec. 2011