Bio

Meet Joel Jason O. Chua

Joel is a Filipino illustrator, concept artist, and professor of computer graphics & concept art.

He is legitimately self-employed as a Photoshop ninja under his company Mayalaya C.D.C.  His clients are primarily from the publishing and entertainment industries.  From packaging concept art & illustration, children’s books and comics to animation and games, he has marked over seven years of illustration and digital painting.

He has collaborated with authors, comic book artists, marketing professionals, game artists, film producers, animation directors, and non-government organizations to help bring out their visions in color.

He is the administrator and educator behind the Pixel Pintura Workshops and also teaches at the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts.

Excerpts from colleagues and clients

“…He is easy to work with, very professional, takes direction perfectly and then adds on his own input and creativity. Joel is not just technically efficient in illustration but he constantly raises the bar of his own talent.”

– Yuri Timg
Director, White Canvas

“…He did the colors for the cover for my first real dive into comics. He was a pleasure to work with. Joel delivered killer work very fast.”

- Mat Heagerty
Author, The Great Regression

“Been working with Joel for my Foldabots comic series for over 2 years and he has given the comic series life, and attention to detail for time of day, color psychology for panels, as well as depth when many little elements are in a page…”

- Jomike Tejido
Creator, Foldabots & Robotars

“I’ve worked with Joel for the past 6 years on various comics with him serving as a colorist and an artist. He’s done coloring and art work for my creator-owned title Cast, as well as for my current series published by the Blue Cow Co. entitled Private Iris, and he has helped me out with various corporate comics. He’s very reliable and fast…”

- Jamie Bautista
Publisher/Writer
Nautilus Comics

Publishing Consultant/Writer
Blue Cow Co.

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