Jeff Brown is a professional freelance artist from Saskatoon, SK, Canada, living in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Having worked as a professional in this industry for four years, he has worked on many projects including book covers, video games, and board games. His first language is English but he also speaks fluent Spanish.
In the world of book cover design & illustration, he has worked with over 90 authors on more than 250 covers. He has created the covers on best-selling books for authors including Michael Anderle, B.V. Larson, Glynn Stewart, Steven Erikson, Lindsay Buroker, Nick Webb, Dennis Taylor, Sarah J. Maas, Ken Lozito, Alec Huston, A. C. Hadfield, Justin Sloan, Martha Carr, Ell Leigh Clarke, Izzy Shows, C.C. Ekeke, JN Chaney, Craig Martelle, Michael Chatfield, Elle Casey, Michael Wallace, Susan Illene, Matt Ryan, Travis Hill, Arthur Slade, Davis Ashura, Christopher Harrington, Krista Walsh, Mark Cooper, Greg Chase, and Frank Tayell. Many of his covers have reached the top 100 paid in the Amazon Store.
In the world of games, he has worked for many projects such as Monstrous, DinoGenics, Gardens of Babylon, Doomtown: Reloaded, Cobras, Patriot, The Sinister Stone of Sakkara, Godbound, Fallen, Rhune, SettleForge, Belly of the Beast, Coin & Crown, Hunt the Wicked, Cyphercaster Magazine, Shattered, Krendel, and Desolation of Dragons. He has worked for companies such as Fantasy Flight Games, Pelgrane Press, and Logic Artists as a concept artist & illustrator.
He is currently available for freelance work, and long term projects working from home.
Why Digital Art?
As a child, I would create plasticine models of dragons, build castles out of popsicle sticks, and draw eyeballs all over the edges of my school notes. I would read books just to visit beautiful landscapes in my mind, and to see spectacular events unfold.
In 2007, I bought my first graphics tablet and opened Photoshop for the first time. It was a terrible failure. In the years following, I mastered Photoshop and delved into learning to be a digital painter.
While starting out painting characters and creatures, I soon discovered my greatest passion: environments and landscapes. Through digital painting, I would explore giant castles, historical cities, deep space, and any and every world I could imagine.
While learning, I began looking for small jobs as an artist and graphic designer. I found that I deeply enjoyed bringing other people’s visions and ideas to life as much as I did making my own.
In 2013, I began working as a full time freelance artist. Since then, I have worked with over 175 clients to bring their visions to life through digital art. I have grown substantially in my craft as an artist, and in my ability to work with all kinds of people.
Who am I?
Being an artist is only a part of who I am.
I’m also and more importantly a Christian, a husband, and a new father.
In 2011 I visited Mexico City on a 1 week trip to visit a local church and get to know some of the amazing things that were happening there. I was able to spend time with children who sold artisan crafts on the streets, talk with university students, and get to know wonderful people.
A year later, I moved there to see what I could do to participate. I spent one of the most life changing and crazy years of my life there and while doing so learned to speak fluent Spanish.
Returning to my home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, I began my work as an artist. I couldn’t stay away from Mexico for long though and returning in 2014, I met the love of my life and my now wife, Sarai.