With always a pencil in hand, Yuichiro is the studio's resident Art Manager and is responsible for crafting concept sketches and prototype scenes that facilitate the unique look of the latest game. Inspired at a young age, Yuichiro cites Jean Giraud, Akira Toriyama and Hayoa Miyazaki among the key artists who have encouraged his joy of drawing and ability to create rich, expansive and believable worlds through art.
Yuichiro grew up in Ecuador with a Japanese family before settling in America to study at high school. He believes his multicultural upbringing sparked an interest in using visual communication to create engaging interactive experiences that transcended any language. After finishing his BFA in Interactive Media at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Yuichiro worked as a multimedia artist, animator and interactive designer at Puny Entertainment and MAW before joining thatgamecompany. Follow Yuichiro @yuichirotanabe
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