About Me

Wendi Chen (陈文嘉) is a multidisciplinary problem solver who creates artwork for video games, children's media, comics, galleries, and advertising. Born in Beijing and raised in Metro Detroit, she eventually settled in Seattle to work as a game artist. She currently sells her art at the historic Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, where she sets up shop among a bevy of eclectic farmers and artisans. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, running, hiking, playing the piano, and being by the ocean.

Wendi regularly exhibits her work in art galleries and comic conventions across the country. 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


  • ArenaNet

  • BOOM! Studios

  • Canson USA

  • HarperCollins Publishers

  • Dreamworks Animation Fine Art

  • Pokémon USA

  • Wing Luke Museum


Skills & Specialties

Adobe Creative Cloud - Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom. Familiar with Premiere and Audition.

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

HTML/CSS - Skilled at front-end web development adhering to W3C standards. Competent with many CMS tools, including Wordpress and Squarespace.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, no accent.

Concept Art

Promotional / Cover illustration

Color Stylist

Background Painter

Character / Prop Design

UI / UX Design

Portrait  Photography

Work Experience


Craftsperson, Pike Place Market, April 2017 – Present (Seattle WA)

Graphic Designer, Pokémon, August 2015 – January 2016 (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