About

Thank you for visiting my website. I'm a professional artist based in Chicago, Illinois with decades of experience in the publishing business as an illustrator, graphic designer and art director. I have worked extensively in games and children's illustration and I'm perhaps best known for my work on card games like Magic the Gathering (an example of which can be seen above) and the popular online game, Hearthstone. I've designed everything from toys to miniature figures, logos and book layouts. 

I believe very strongly that artists need to continually challenge themselves to grow. Consequently, as you look over my site, you'll see a diversity of styles and mediums, from paintings and drawings to vector graphics. That diversity reflects my interests but I endeavor to bring some of my own personality to each image. I love to work whimsically but I'm equally comfortable illustrating serious or even scary subject matter and I'm always up for a new challenge!

Please contact me if you have a project, large or small, that needs artwork. I also accept commissions and I'm happy to answer questions. 

e-mail: jim@jimnelsonart.com
phone: 773-868-0803
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