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Art and Video Games: Tetsuya Nomura

Tetsuya Nomura is a video game director and character designer at Square Enix. He joined the company, then known as Square Co. Ltd., in the early 1990s, and gained prominence when he was selected to become the main character designer for Final Fantasy VII. Nomura’s style has been defined by the vibrant colors as well as the unique amalgamation of eastern and western influences.

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Art and Video Games: Akihiko Yoshida

Akihiko Yoshida is a Japanese game artist working for Square Enix. In 1995, Yoshida joined Square Co, and with each project he took on, he experimented with different styles of graphic design. He has compared his use of color to that of Kingdom Hearts character designer Tetsuya Nomura, and the keeping of color consistent between the characters and the game world.