Hi all : ) I'm Mike Bierek. I work as a concept artist with the fine illustrators over at Massive Black Inc, instruct on Fridays at the ConceptArt.org Atelier and do freelance illustration on the side. I went to the Art Institute of Santa Ana when I was seventeen for two semesters, left to pursue a brief venture into the world of Drum Corps till I was twenty one then moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art. I stayed there for a year before begging Carl Dobsky to teach me the ways of the force, got accepted, worked really hard for two years and was asked to join a group of awesome guys to paint for pay.
I've been working professionally now for about a year and a half and have worked for Suckerpunch (Infamous), Deepsilver (Ride2Hell), Game Informer (January 2010 cover in collaboration with Jason Chan), Los Angeles Times(spot illustration in collaboration with CORO) and a few other clients most likely still under NDA through Massive Black.
I have also been working for Wizards of the Coast (Magic the Gathering) for the last year as well.
I hope you all come and join us for learning at The Art Department : )