Marc Simonetti is one of the greatest representatives of modern concept art through multiple disciplines. Simonmetti's creative spark and persistent work allowed him to achieve international acclaim as an art director, concept artist, illustrator, and fine artist.
Originally, Mark trained as an engineer but his craving for creativity brought him to concept art. Having graduated from Beaux Arts in Annecy and then from the Emile Cohl School, a talented artist has quickly established himself as a high-profile creator while working in close-knit cooperation with Luc Besson on the 3D space opera Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Further, his track record was gradually replenished with commissions for big companies and projects. Thus, as a concept artist, Marc Simonetti was engaged in making visual development, designs, and staging for Aladdin, Maleficent 2, Aquaman 2, and the upcoming Transformers Movie Rise of the Beasts, among others. Currently, Marс occupies the position of Art Director at one of the largest animation studios, DNEG.
As for his career as an illustrator, Simonetti boasts multiple big-scale collaborations, including arts for GRR Martin's books A Song of Ice and Fire and The Iron Throne, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, Robin Hobb’s The Royal Assassin trilogy, Patrick Rothfuss's Name of the Wind, Terry Brook's Shannara Cycle and Frank Herbert's Dune.
Additionally, as an acclaimed illustrator, Marc was commissioned by trend-setting video game companies, including Ubisoft, Square Enix, Activision, and beyond.
Unlike most of his colleagues in the artistic field, Marc's creative path brought him to fine arts much later. In his artwork, the creator skillfully blends traditional art, music, and storytelling techniques, delivering his emotions and attitude to the world we live in.
The global web3 popularization finally brought the artist to the NFT arena. His digital works feature mostly dreamlike imaginary worlds with a historic background. To add depth and vitality to his works, Marc often turns to animation.
Marc Simonettyi's first NFT saw the world in March 2021. Since then, his one-of-one NFTs have attracted much attention, becoming centerpieces in the collections of high-profile NFT degens.