Austin Hartell
Austin Hartell
Illustrator/Concept Artist, No AI, No NFT
Chicago, United States


I am an Illustrator/designer with years of experience in freelance illustration work, as well as working in-house as a creative director. I am self-taught, motivated and always strive to improve myself and work.


Concept ArtConcept DesignIllustrationComic Art

Software proficiency



  • Artist/Illustrator at Griffin and Gargoyle
    Lake Geneva, United States of America
    July 2022 - Present

    I work on the creative team as the primary artist/illustrator for the Griffin and Gargoyle, An upcoming fantasy-themed tavern and event destination. It is currently being built in Lake Geneva, the home of Gary Gygax, and the birthplace of Dungeons and Dragons.

    We are working to design an immersive and inviting renaissance-like atmosphere, all encompassed within a castle-like Tavern right off the highway.

  • Creative Director at Theta Studios, LLC.
    Bull Valley, United States of America
    October 2013 - November 2015

    I oversaw the creative team of an independent game studio that I co-founded, created digital assets for use in multiple projects, wrote much of the dialogue and lore for multiple projects, and developed video game character and accurate creature anatomy content. One of our projects had over 10,000 downloads on the Android app market.