Stephen Bliss

As Senior Artist with Rockstar Games from 2001 to 2016 Stephen Bliss established the highly recognisable illustrative style that defined the look, feel and positioning of the gaming mega-franchise Grand Theft Auto. He painted video game box covers, posters, billboards and magazine covers for GTA and many other successful game titles such as The Warriors, LA Noire and Red Dead Redemption. Bliss also headed Rockstar’s Lifestyle Branding department, creating non-game related posters and products that helped reinforce Rockstar’s reputation as a creative powerhouse.

Stephen Bliss started his career in 1986 working as in-house designer with Japanese fashion pioneers Hysteric Glamour, returning to London after 4 years to establish himself as a freelance illustrator. He focused on painstakingly detailed comic strips, revealing a Japanese influence perfectly meshed with Western culture, and a morbid sense of humour.

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