Just prior to graduation from Northern Illinois University in 1994, rk post started freelancing the fantasy gaming industry doing interior illustration for several major game companies, gradually teaching himself how to paint with acrylics and eventually oils.
rk garnered a staff illustration position at TSR (a company purchased by Wizards of the Coast soon after) in the fall of 1996 painting cover illustrations for games and novels. WotC and rk parted company in the winter of 2000 and now he doubles as a full-time freelance illustrator still contracting assignments. He currently works full time as a senior environmental artist for Sony Online Entertainment on an MMO, The Agency.
rk has contracted and work through White Wolf, WizKids, Fanpro, Microsoft (Mythica, X Box), LucasFilm, 20th Century Fox (both Aliens VS Predator), Sega (Dreamcast), Nintendo, Ballantine Books, Science Fiction Book Club, Hasbro (televsion and animation), Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, the History Channel, and Blizzard Ent (Daiblo 2, Worlds of Warcraft).
Rob Alexander is a Canadian-born artist who has spent the past 16 years working primarily in the publishing and gaming industries. He has recently written and illustrated two books, “Welcome to My Worlds”, a collection of his work released by Paper Tiger, and “Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes”, an educational book from Quarto / Barron’s. He has also done conceptual world design work for the likes of Sony, Microsoft, Hasbro, Nickleodeon and Warner Bros.
An artist for the popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering since its inception, he has been a conceptual designer as well for the past several releases, in addition to working on 10 other card games, including 45 pieces for the Lord of the Rings card game from Iron Crown Enterprises.
His paintings have shown up on book covers for TOR, Harper Collins, Del Rey ,Berkley and Taschenbuch, along with several collector and small press publishers like Donald Grant, Old Earth Books, Shadowlands Publishers and Tachyon Publications. His artwork has graced the covers and interiors of Amazing Stories, F&SF, Dragon, Inquest, the Duelist, and MZB’s Fantasy magazine, as well as the cover to the French release of the multi user computer game Dark Age of Camelot.
Rob currently lives in the wilds of Oregon, where he loves to watch the mist on the hills, creating new worlds and exploring new ideas.