PR1ME | Michael Pedro studied Computer Animation at theRingling College of Art Design in Sarasota, Florida, graduating with a BFA in 2005. By this time, he had already been hard at work completing designs and illustrations for companies such as Alderac Entertainment Group, SpiralHouse Ltd, and MVCreations.
Upon graduation, he joined the video game industry giantElectronic Arts in Orlando, Florida as a 3D artist. There, he contributed to video game console titles such as Superman Returns and NASCAR 2008, drawing upon his film CG background to help develop Next-Generation workflows. Later, he was part of a select team which co-developed and maintained a studio forum charged with brainstorming new and original game properties.
Meanwhile, Michael also maintained a strong relationship withImaginary Friends Studios, having provided illustrations for the Soul Calibur III CCG and the World of Warcraft TCG, as well as environment designs for F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point.
In the fall of 2006, he made the move to Sony Online Entertainment in Austin, Texas, becoming a core 3D artist on DC Universe Online, an upcoming multi-platform, massively-multiplayer online action game. In the summer of 2008, he made the transition into full time concept design, becoming a key member of the internal design team on the DC Universe Online project. He also occasionally contributes illustration work for theLegends of Norrath TCG and the Star Wars Galaxies TCG.
As of May 2011, he’s currently contributing to an unannounced project at Certain Affinity in Austin, Texas.
Michael has had artwork published in EXOTIQUE 6, SPECTRUM 17, EXPOSE 9, and ART OF THE DRAGON: The Definitive Collection of Contemporary Dragon Paintings.