Haeji Lee is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator working in the games industry. When not making game art, Haeji makes comics, fiber art, and watercolor paintings. They were born in Seoul, grew up in Canada, and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014.
As a game artist at Everi, I am responsible for all the visual assets that go into making a slot game: Symbol art, character art, logo, background, UI, effects and animation. I work with my art director and game designers to develop creative concepts that enhance gameplay, and identify design challenges early on. I communicate closely with developers and QA to find the best implementation strategy. I am proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and After Effects. My particular strengths are making quick concept illustrations, realistic painting, and vector based art.
Outside of work, my artistic focus is on diversity and inclusion in fantasy and sci-fi illustration. Through my comics, writing, and illustrations, I love building my own speculative world filled with a variety of cultures and identities. My other interests include costume history, classical music, J-rock, alternative fashion, biological anthropology, and needlecraft.