Marina Ortega Lorente
Marina Ortega Lorente
Freelance Environment/Props Concept Artist & Illustrator
Manchester, United Kingdom

My name is Marina Ortega and I’m a Spanish concept artist based in Manchester, UK. I studied Fine Arts back in Spain, and kept learning the concept art and illustration workflows online at CGMA, Learn Squared, Underpaint Academy and more. After one year working in-house when relocating to UK in 2014, I became freelance and devoted mainly to environment and props design for videogames and films, and illustration.

I love creating worlds and locations for stories, I enjoy great narratives and meaningful projects in general, worldbuilding and generating emotion managing mood and lighting, working from scenes and environments to the smaller scale of mundane props.

A bit about my work, here is a list with some of my clients:

ZA/UM
Wizards of the Coast
Axis Studios
Fandom
Revolution Games
Rise Studios
Flipbook Studio
Endnight Games
Games Workshop
Pinnacle Entertainment
Uncle Frank Productions
Ilanimation Studios
Pixelbomb Games
Iction Games
Red Ninja

Mentions:

2nd in The Game Workshop's 2017 Challenge for Environment Design
1st place winner of "Distant Worlds" environment concept art contest by CGMA CG Master Academy and Syn Studio.

For any request, comment, question or any further information don't hesitate to contact me:
marina.digitalart@gmail.com

Resume PDF

Skills

Concept ArtEnvironment DesignProp DesignIllustrationCharacter DesignBackgrounds

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
3DCoat
3DCoat
Blender
Blender
Gravity Sketch
Gravity Sketch
Medium by Adobe
Medium by Adobe
Tilt Brush
Tilt Brush

Productions

    • Video Game
      Destiny 2: Lightfall cinematics
    • Year
      2023
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      Axis Studios
    • Board & Card Games
      Magic The Gathering - Fallout
    • Year
      2024
    • Role
      Freelance Illustrator
    • Company
      Wizards of the Coast
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Blocklords Cinematics
    • Year
      2023
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      Axis Studios
    • Board & Card Games
      Magic The Gathering - The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth
    • Year
      2023
    • Role
      Freelance Illustrator
    • Company
      Wizards of the Coast
    • Video Game
      Sons Of The Forest
    • Year
      2023
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      Endnight Games
    • Board & Card Games
      Magic The Gathering - Warhammer 40000
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Freelance Illustrator
    • Company
      Wizards of the Coast
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Dead Island 2: Reveal Trailer
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      Axis Studios
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Magic The Gathering - Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      Axis Studios
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Magic The Gathering - Kaldheim
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      Axis Studios
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Diablo II: Resurrected
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      Axis Studios
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Magic The Gathering - Zendikar Rising
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      Axis Studios
    • Video Game
      Beyond a Steel Sky
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artst
    • Company
      Revolution Software
    • Video Game
      The Forest
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Freelance Concept Artist
    • Company
      Endnight Games
    • Video Game
      Beyond Flesh and Blood
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      Pixelbomb Games

Experience

  • Senior Environment Concept Artist at ZA/UM
    Remote
    August 2022 - Present

  • Freelance Concept Artist at Axis Studios
    United Kingdom
    February 2020 - Present

  • Freelance Illustrator and Concept Artist at Wizards of the Coast
    December 2020 - Present

  • Freelance Illustrator at Fandom
    United Kingdom
    October 2021 - Present

  • Props Challenge Host at Artstation
    Afghanistan
    May 2019 - Present

  • Freelance Concept Artist at Revolution Software
    United Kingdom
    December 2016 - September 2020

  • Freelance Background Illustrator at Flipbook
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    September 2016 - October 2016

    Background Illustration

  • Freelance Concept Artist at Endnight Games
    Vancouver, Canada
    May 2016 - August 2016

    Environment Concept Art

  • Freelance Illustrator at Games Workshop
    United Kingdom
    December 2014 - February 2016

    Book Illustrations

  • Concept Artist at Pixelbomb Games
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    February 2015 - December 2015

    Environment and Prop Concept Art. Marketing Illustration.