Yuichiro Tanabe

Visual Development Lead - thatgamecompany

Always with a pencil in hand, Yuichiro is a Visual Development Lead at thatgamecompany, responsible for crafting concept sketches and prototype scenes that facilitate the unique look of their games. He cites Jean Giraud, Akira Toriyama and Hayao Miyazaki among the key artists who have encouraged his joy of drawing and ability to create rich, expansive and believable worlds through art.

Yuichiro grew up in Ecuador with a Japanese family. He believes his multicultural upbringing sparked an interest in using visual communication to create engaging interactive experiences that transcend any language. After finishing his BFA in Interactive Media at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, he worked as a multimedia artist, animator and interactive designer at Puny Entertainment and MAW before joining thatgamecompany.