illustrator and concept artist
With designs balancing impeccable technique and wonderful storytelling, Stockholm based illustrator and concept artist Atey Ghailan successfully collaborated with Riot Games for more than six years. After living for a while in Los Angeles, California, he returned to Sweden where he founded and became creative director of Envar Entertainment. He is known for working on projects like Arcane, Runeterra, League of Legends and Valorant.

Atey Ghailan grew up in Sweden and studied Law. When he realised that he was doing more sketching than note-taking in class, he decided to pursue a career in art. As a freelance concept artist he worked for projects like Assassin’s Creed Unity and Star Citizen. As an illustrator he collaborated for Galaxy Saga card game, Legends of the Cryptids and Chaos Drive.

In 2014 he started working for Riot Games and moved to Los Angeles, California. After reaching there senior illustrator stage, he returned to Sweden where he founded Envar Entertainment.


In 2021 he wrote and published the book An Artistic Journey. It showcased his best and most fascinating work, with details from behind the scenes of his experiences in the art industry. Atey’s artistic journey, from doodling in class to Senior Illustrator at Riot Games, California is central to the book. It also shared how he handled the dreaded art block using a visual library packed with ideas and inspiration, as well, unveiling new and extremely exciting art.

Atey Ghailan’s influences include Japanese art and anime films, and animated cartoons. His art is atmospheric, bright, and evocative, filled with warmth and nostalgic lighting.