Stephen Najarian is a fantasy Illustrator living in New York. He grew up drawing dragons and castles for fun in sketchbooks and school notebooks. It was not until 2001 when he began to consider art as more than a hobby but as a potential career.
That year marked the first year he took a formal art class (was a drummer in music class from elementary school through freshman year of high school) and more importantly saw The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time. Those two events made him realize his desire to create, explore, and tell his own stories, following in the footsteps of great artists like Allen Lee and John Howe.
He attended Pratt Institute from 2004-2008 and graduated with a BFA in Illustration. Since that time he has been working in the industry working for companies like AEG, Fantasy Flight Games, and Legendary Games while also completing personal work and traveling along the east coast selling work at various conventions and shows.