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AKIHIKO YOSHIDA

JAPANESE CONCEPT ARTIST


BIOGRAPHY
A Concept Artist with a
recognisable style mostly well
known from Final Fantasy,
Akihiko Yoshida started working
for Square Co. (Now Square Enix)
in 1995. He refuses to draw
digitally yet does the bulk of the
art for Final Fantasy. He is
currently working on FFXIV
which is an online tribute to the
series!
Games worked on:
Musashi no Bouken
Tactics Ogre
Final Fantasy
Bravely Default
Vagrant Story
INSPIRATIONS
Yoshida takes the all too
normal Medieval
inspirations however
manages to almost bring
them to the future design-
wise. Making for a great
combo. Hes also inspired
by the padded clothing
worn by Mountain Bikers!
Notable Artist Inspirations:
Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA)
Rembrandt
Moebius
The Dark Crystal
SO, WHY AKIHIKO YOSHIDA?
A superb style that is noticeable from miles away. Regardless of whether you know his name, the
games hes been apart of signify that its his art. Its admirable!