Laurel D. Austin

Illustrator and Concept Artist

Laurel D. Austin is an illustrator and concept artist. She works as a Principal Artist for Blizzard Entertainment, where she creates key art for many of their games including Hearthstone and Diablo. She also created much of the artwork for the World of WarCraft cinematic series Lords of War, as well as for The Burdens of Shaohao, Harbingers and Warbringers.

As a concept artist, she designed characters like Admiral Jaina Proudmoore for World of WarCraft Battle for Azeroth, helped design characters for Overwatch, and designed costumes and creatures for the WarCraft movie. Before working at Blizzard, she designed the character lineup for Splash Damage’s post-apocalyptic FPS, BRINK.

In her personal work, Laurel is also a sculptor, creating creatures from dragons to dinosaurs to zombie unicorns.







World of WarCraft

Lords of War

The Burdens of Shaohao


WarCraft movie

Splash Damage’s post-apocalyptic FPS