If you’re a fan of indie games, you’ve probably seen the work of Jen Zee, who is best known for her work on Bastion, a fantasy RPG that became an overnight success. She is the lead artist over at SuperGiant, which is working on its next RPG title, Transistor. I had the opportunity to talk to her and the SuperGiant team, at PaxEast last weekend, and was floored by how friendly they were. Jen’s work brings the gameplay in both Bastion and Transistor to the next level. Painterly styles stand out a lot in games, because they still feel so rare and atypical. Personally, I picked up Bastion because of her artwork and stayed for the soundtrack. I have a feeling I’m going to do the same with Transistor. I’ll stop gushing.
Jen hails from Seattle Washington and works exclusively digitally. She uses an Intuos tablet and Adobe Photoshop to do everything. When she’s not working on Transistor, she’s freelancing.