James Hawkins is a Senior Concept Artist at Epic Games located in Raleigh, North Carolina. He graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors degree in fine arts. He worked at several companies including Timeline Entertainment, Ritual Entertainment and Legend Entertainment. In 2003 Jay joined the Epic team and has been the primary concept artist for characters, weapons and vehicles. His credits at Epic include Unreal Championship 2, Unreal Tournament 3, Gears of War and Gears of War 2.
"Working with Jay was an Art Director’s dream. He always tries to find new twists to bring to the mix, both in form and composition of his concepts, but also in his workflow and methodologies. From characters, to creatures, to weapons, and even the iconic Crimson Omen, Jay's skills as an artist shine through in all parts of the projects he works on."
- Jerry O’Flaherty Art Director, Gears of War
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