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About Me

Hey-yo! My name is Lahtistar (Lahti or Near). I’m a half-black and half-Japanese artist living in West Coast! I've attended school at Rocky Mountain College of Arts & Design (RMCAD) under the 2D animation program in 2021.

Aside from drawing on the daily, my favorite pastime currently is playing Skyrim, watching Hololive, or walking my dog, Chip.

I am available for work/freelance opportunities so feel free to email me your upcoming projects!

You can reach me at


2D Layout + Character Artist



Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, Clip Studio Paint, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint

Teamwork, Positive Attitude, Communication, Time Management, Working Under Pressure, Meeting Deadlines, Quick Learner, Multitask


NegaiLab (Content Creator Graphics and Visual Media Guild) Artist | Jan 2021 – Present

  • Collaborate with a creative team to design various graphics and artwork for talent agencies and individuals.

    • Cover Corp (Holostars EN) – Assist in creating art assets before their debut. Reached 40k+ live viewers on launch.​​

    • Cover Corp (Hololive EN ) – Assist in creating art assets & illustrations for existing talents. Expected to average 100k+ live viewers on launch.

Stellux (Talent Agency for Virtual Youtubers) In-House Asset Artist | Nov 2021 – Feb 2022

  • Created assets and artwork and promotional art for content creators on social media platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. 

Warlocks of Wrath High (Pilot TV Show) Environmental Concept & Storyboard Artist | Jan 2021 – Dec 2021

  • Illustrated concept backgrounds for Warlocks of Wrath High TV Show (for Spec/Pilot)

  • Storyboard Pilot for Warlocks of Wrath High TV Show (currently for Spec/Pilot)


RMCAD Game Art/Animation Club Nexus Project: Game 2D Art Production Lead | Feb 2020 – Jun 2020
Objective: learning the game industry pipeline process to producing 2D platform game
•    Finalizing character design & props from provided concepts
•    Collaborated with a team creating concept art for environments 

Additional Activities

Squid Beats Zine Charity for Coral Reef Alliance 2019 
Yours Truly Zine Charity for Pencil of Promise & The Trevor Project 2019 


RMCAD Rocky Mountain College of Arts & Design BFA in 2D Animation | April 2021

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