Warren grew up and lives in New Zealand/Aotearoa and from an early age, he and his mates spent their spare time running around the local forests by day and playing role playing games by night. Warren has always loved to draw and even after 40 years, he hasn’t strayed far from the inspirations of his childhood. Even now, if he starts off drawing something ‘nice’ he tends to always end up drawing some weird monster, a tank or hot rods. For the past 17 years Warren has carried on in this mode and has been involved in the creation of many weird, wonderful and scary things for the film, television and illustration industries. During his freelance career he has worked for companies such as Wizards of the Coast, Blizzard entertainment, Weta Digital and Weta Workshop. He has worn the hats of a production illustrator, concept designer, story board artist, sculptor, and 3d modeller. Apart from the ‘Magic The Gathering’ and ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ illustrations for Wizards of the Coast, his most notable work so far would be his contribution to the designing of creatures and characters for Peter Jackson’s film blockbusters, ‘The Lord of The Rings’; and recently, his story boarding and 3d modelling on the ‘Hobbit’ film trilogy. His influence can also be seen in numerous other films, including the remake of ‘King Kong’; and Andrew Adamson’s ‘Narnia’; series. Storyboarding for film, TV commercials and computer game productions is one of his many passions and he enjoys the link this brings to the combined skills of illustration and storytelling.When Warren is not in his studio, he’ll be playing with his kids or be in his shed behind a welding mask creating something loud, bizarre or just mucking about being a grease monkey.