Emmanuel Shiu is a concept artist and matte painter originally from Hong Kong and currently living in San Francisco.
Emmanuel is passionate about photography who studied at the California College of the Arts, where he got his degree in BFA in Interior Architecture.
He began his career in 1999, when he joined Lucasfilm as generalist for one of the films of the Star Wars Saga such as Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace.
After this experience, new opportunities presented themselves. He started working for large productions such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Superman Returns, Iron Man and Maleficent 2.
For over a decade Emmanuel has been creating concept art and matte painting for the entertainment industry, becoming today one of the most appreciated digital artist.
His specialties range from concept design to visual development to the digital illustration, his works often combine high-tech environments with fantasy and futuristic landscapes, giving a harmonious and energetic composition at the same time.
Among his most famous clients we found Sony Pictures, Universal, Disney, Paramount, Nike and Nissan.