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Alex Ries

Raised on a farm in rural Australia, Alex Ries is a science fiction author and illustrator who has spent the last decade as an artist working across the film, videogame and print industries.

Most known for his tales and artwork exploring the world of his fictional aliens, the Birrin, he also worked as a creature designer on the critically acclaimed videogame Subnautica: Below Zero. In 2019 he was invited to speak at Weta Workshop on his approach to the design of alien life.

With an interest in science and natural history, Alex shares his studio with a bearded dragon named Vex and enjoys gardening and exploring the wild. His interest in nature informs his art and genre writing, melding an aesthetic eye to hard science fiction.

You can visit his website here.