David Ryan Paul
David Ryan Paul
Art Director @ ProbablyMonsters
Seattle, United States

David Ryan Paul is an Art Director, Visual Development Artist and Illustrator based in Seattle, Washington. During his career in the games industry he has worked for LucasArts, EA/Popcap, and ArenaNet, across a broad spectrum of genres and platforms as both a generalist and specialist. He enjoys building great teams, while creating and maintaining an exciting, cohesive vision.

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Art DirectionConcept ArtArt Team Management

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SketchBook Pro


  • Art Director at ProbablyMonsters
    Bellevue, WA, United States of America
    July 2020 - Present

  • Art Director at Unknown Worlds
    San Francisco , United States of America
    October 2019 - July 2020

  • Art Director at ArenaNet
    Bellevue , United States of America
    October 2017 - February 2019

    As an Art Director of Arenanet, I directed and managed an art team that fluctuated between 12 and 20 artists, which roles consisted of concept art, animation, UI, tech, vfx, and general production art. We produced efficient, beautiful, and performant art for our game and platform.

  • Co-founder and Art Director at ATOMJACK
    Seattle, United States of America
    October 2013 - May 2015

    Co-founder and Art Director of ATOMJACK. We were making an action adventure game in the Metroidvania genre where I was responsible for all art direction, concept art and illustration. I directed and supported a modeler, animator/rigger, and a 2D generalist. At it's peak, ATOMJACK totaled 12 team members.

  • Art Director at EA/Popcap
    Seattle, United States of America
    November 2009 - October 2013

    At EA/Popcap I was Art Director on the first version of Plants Vs Zombies 2 in 2013. In addition to being Art Director, I was a character and vfx artist on the title along with six other production artists.

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