September 22, 2011

Kieran Yanner

First of all I'd like to say a big thanks to Craig Spearing for putting this all together!

I'm not good at writing bios so I'll be kinda brief or I'll never get it finished. My name is Kieran Yanner, I live in Seattle in the north-western United States, and I've been an illustrator since 1999 - though it feels like its been since 1902... the grey is definitely showing... I'm a self taught artist (I've been lucky enough to have had some tutelage and been slapped about by Mattias Snygg over the years) My first paying gig in illustration was with Eden Studios on All Flesh Must Be Eaten. From there I've worked for a lot of people on a lot of things, doing a lot of different things. I currently work with Microsoft on Kinect as a concept artist but also produce UI and Texture assets along with some logo work here and there.

These days, my illustration driven opportunities come through Paizo, Wizards of the Coast and Kobold Quarterly.

If you want to check out my portfolio you can head over to

I promise my future posts will be more coherent and informative!


  1. Just F'in brilliant, Kieran !! Damn.. =)

  2. Thanks for jumping in Kieran! I read somewhere the first version of the mermaid for the Kobold Cover was nekkid, I wanna see that one! Regardless, amazing work (with or without clothing :).

  3. Amazing work Kieran, thanks for sharing!

  4. God damn, Kieran! Awesome pieces. Loving that mermaid piece.

  5. I've been a big fan of your work since seeing your Sony cards a few years back. Awesome stuff man. :)

  6. That dragon piece is kick-ass! And so is the rest of your artworks. Great to see you here, Kieran! :)