Daren Bader


Picked by three judges in their top 5 selections.


For the past 17 years, Daren has been an art director for the video game and entertainment industry, working with a large variety of companies, including Disney, Nintendo, and Capcom. Currently he is the Senior Art Director for Rockstar San Diego where he recently finished art direction for the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption. 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. Daren lives in northern San Diego with his wife and son. 

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