Illustration & Concept Design

Illustration & Concept Design

Sean Balsano

Lisbon, Portugal

I have been drawing & playing video games from my earliest years. Combining these two passions is a dream come true! I particularly love the fantasy genre.

I am an illustrator from Lakeland, Florida, but now living in Lisbon Portugal with my wife, Miriam who is also an artist. I have experience in children's books, IOS apps, video game concept and background art, as well as an animated television show.

I attended Ringling College of Art and Design for 1 year, before being involved in a near fatal car accident (broken neck in 3 places) and having to leave the school. I continue to push forward in my career despite it all!


Background Color Artist at Hawaii Film Partners
Honolulu, HI
Design Artist at Little Ricky Software
Illustrator at Donna Raye Books
Illustrator at Lydia Diaz
Illustrator at Sing in Chinese
Touchup Artist at Eddie Pittman
Background & Concept Artist at WayForward Technologies
Background & Concept Artist at Notion Games
Illustrator at Dual Brain
Game Artist at Tic Toc Games


Computer Animation at Ringling College of Art and Design
08/1999 – 09/2000 Sarasota, FL


  • WayForward Technologies
  • Leapfrog Enterprises
  • Nickelodeon
  • Disney
  • Marvel
  • Notion Games
  • Hawaii Film Partners
  • Little Ricky Software
  • Various Self Published Authors


  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Concept Design
  • Character Design
  • Background Art for Video Games
  • Background Art for Animation
  • 2D Level Construction
  • Currently learning 3D in Maya


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Hand Drawing & Painting
  • Maya (some)
  • ZBrush (some)