Concept artist & Art Director: Disney, Nintendo, Capcom, Rockstar Games,
For the past 20 years, Daren Bader has been a concept artist and art director for the video game and entertainment industry, working with a large variety of companies, including Disney, Nintendo, Capcom, and Rockstar Games. He is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption, which won over 150 Game of the Year awards in 2010. Recently, Daren became the Studio Art Director for Augmented Reality start up company Magic Leap in Florida.
On the weekends, Daren is a freelance illustrator for various trading card games such as Magic: The Gathering and World of Warcraft, amassing well over 200 cards in the field. He has also done the occasional book cover, including a series of covers for fan-favorite R.A. Salvatore and Tarzan for Dark Horse Comics.
Daren's work can be seen in 16 of the 23 Spectrum Fantastic Art annuals, as well as in his monographs "The Art of Daren Bader" and "one hundred drawings". The summer of 2015 saw the release of his 60 page fully painted graphic novel "Tribes of Kai" from Flesk Publications, written by Lance HaunRogue.