Black and white headshot of male with glasses and dark shirt slightly askew on his shoulder.

Freelance illustrator based out of the Greater Los Angeles Area, specifically Orange County.

Attended California State University Long Beach and graduated with a BFA degree in illustration.

Extended and augmented education through numerous internet resources and podcasts.

Currently working on client-based projects, personal paintings, and teaching.

A firm believer that creativity takes more than talent, exposure, or mileage.

It takes love, admiration, caffeine, grit, and a pinch of disaster too.

 

Connect with me

For business inquiries, commissions, licensing, questions, etc:

jrkordich.art@gmail.com

 

Artist Statement

An informed instinct is often more powerful than an inexperienced imagination. It is correcting the course of what's there rather than pretending to

know what  isn't. Nature tends to whisper what's right and wrong differently to each individual. Humility allows an artist to grow much more

than  righteousness or fear of being wrong. My artwork is the romance between my truths as well as others that I have heard.

If I only show what my truth is, it  would simply be incomplete, uninformed, and obviously false.

I try my best to be right and wrong in tandem.

 

Background

I'm a traditionally trained illustrator that works digitally. Most of my work is fantasy oriented with an

emphasis on generating new characters, concepts, and stories. My goal is to contribute and help

establish the groundwork, style, and visual look of future and existing products.

 

Ventures

Private tutoring practice that is currently contracted through two tutoring agencies in Orange County.

Vending at conventions including Wondercon Anaheim and Long Beach Comic Con.

Game of Thrones + Final Fantasy Tactics mashup character series.

4 part 'Nereid' character and lore exploration series.