Aaron Coberly

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Aaron Coberly

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Lead Character Artist

Aaron Coberly, Lead Character Artist, has worked as a character artist in the game industry since 2000. He has worked on games like Drakan 2 and The Suffering for Surreal software. While at ArenaNet, Aaron worked as the lead character artist on Guild Wars Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall, and Eye of the North. Aaron is also a painter, and has been featured in group and solo shows in galleries throughout the Seattle area.

— ArenaNet blog

Aaron Coberly is the Art Director and Lead Character Artist for Guild Wars 2 at ArenaNet.


Art Director
  • August 2017 – Present
Lead Character Artist
  • 2003 – Present


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  • In attempt to design globally appealing human characters, he spent a month in South Korea to learn about what is appealing to the Asian market with respect to facial shapes, cheekbones and other features.