Alessandro Taini (aka Talexi) is Luma's Art Director and Concept Artist, where he focuses on creating visual development artwork (both characters and environments) for our live-action and animated original content. He was born in Genoa, Italy where he studied illustration and advertising. In 2003, he joined Ninja Theory, where he worked as a Senior Concept Artist for Heavenly Sword and created iconic characters such as Nariko, Kai and King Bohan (played by Andy Serkis). In 2007, he became a Visual Art Director for Ninja Theory and was responsible for creating the visual style of Enslaved and DMC.
In July, his first art book, Talexi: The Art of Alessandro Taini, will be released which showcases all his incredible concept art for these memorable and imaginative video games. We chatted with him to learn all about his new book and his inspiration in life.