Coming from a family with a background rooted in art, he was exposed to it from an early age. His father, originally a painter and then architect, worked as a landscape designer while his mother was heavily involved with the art community as a journalist. At the age of 8, Finnian would already be drawing 2D space ideas. Once he got Photoshop, he became hooked on the creation of abstract images. His inspirations come from shapes and fellow artist such as Steve Burg, a concept artist specialized in developing 3D Sci-Fi scenes.
Finnian MacManus did 3 years at Art Center College of Design earning a degree in “Entertainment Design”.
He later went on to work for clients like Disney, Industrial Light and Magic, Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment, EA Games, Apple, Sony Playstation, Microsoft , Volta, Brownbag Films and The Coalition.
In 2020 he founded Terraform Studios where he works with some amazing talented artists.
Finnian’s design sensibility combines his love of architecture, culture, science and history to create immersive and believable concepts.
Finnian is also a Sr Illustrator in the Local 800 Art Directors Guild.