ICON 35 Guest Artist of Honor

Daniel Dociu was born in Cluj, the capital of Transylvania, Romania. He studied art and architecture graduated in 1982 with a Masters Degree in Industrial Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in his home town. He worked as a product designer for several years before taking a teaching position for the same school. He moved to the US in 1990 after having worked for two years as a graphic designer in Athens, Greece. Between ’91-’93 he designed toys. Next he got involved with interactive entertainment and has been working as an Art Director in the video games industry ever since. Among the companies he worked for are Squaresoft, Zipper Interactive, Electronic Arts and Microsoft. For the past seven years he has been the Studio Art Director for Arenanet, where his primary responsibility is leading the art department in the development of the Guild Wars series. Since ’07 he has also taken on the role of Chief Art Director for NCsoft West. His work can be found at tinfoilgames. com