Eric Iwasaki

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Eric Akira Iwasaki
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Employment history:
Role(s): Artist, Composer
Education: University of Southern California (Bachelor of Cinematography and Film/Video Production Arts - 1994)

Eric Akira Iwasaki is an American artist who contributed to several Sega Mega Drive and Sega Mega-CD games during his employment at Western Technologies and Adrenalin Entertainment.


Iwasaki was Western Technologies’ first dedicated video game artist, hired in June of 1990. Working with the company while simultaneously attending college, he was only able to work during his summer breaks until the fall on 1993. Here he would contribute art to popular games such as the Sega-published X-Men. Later, after learning 3D Studio Release 3 on personal time, he would provide the rendered elements for Trivial Pursuit: Interactive Multimedia Game.

In May 1994, Iwasaki began working full time for Western Technologies’ dedicated video game division Adrenalin Entertainment. He would once again contribute to one of the company’s superhero licenses, creating environment art and animated sprites for Spider-Man: The Animated Series. As the industry was just beginning to transition from 2D to 3D, Iwasaki’s previously-acquired 3D skills assisted him in acquainting fellow staff, and he would further assist the company until departing for Naughty Dog in October of 1996.

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