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 Diablo, Warcraft and Hearthstone. She also created much of the artwork for the World of Warcraft illustrated 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 film. Before working at Blizzard, she created the character lineup for BRINK, a post-apocalyptic FPS by the London-based developer, Splash Damage.
In her personal work, Laurel is also a sculptor, creating creatures from dragons to dinosaurs to zombie unicorns.