Doug Chiang is an illustrator and art director who has worked on several major Star Wars projects.



Doug Chiang's concept drawing "Podrace Crash"

A graduate of the UCLA film program, Chiang began his work in the entertainment industry as an animator on Pee Wee's Playhouse and went on to direct a number of award-winning television commercials.

In 1989, Chiang joined Industrial Light & Magic as a Visual Effects Art Director and worked on a number of major effects ILM projects.

He left ILM in 1995 to serve as the Design Director for The Phantom Menace. Around this time, he also helped design some of the spaceships for the Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire multimedia project.[1]

In 2000, Chiang opened his own firm, Doug Chiang Studio, where he wrote his book Robota.

Chiang returned as Concept Design Supervisor for Attack of the Clones and as a concept artist for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.[2] He is currently one of the members of the Intellectual Property Development Group.[3]


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