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Doug Chiang is a Chinese American illustrator and art director who has worked on several major Star Wars projects. Born in Taiwan and raised in Wikipedia:Michigan, Doug Chiang joined Industrial Light & Magic and was later selected by George Lucas to head the art departments of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. As of 2021, he has since become vice president and executive creative director at Lucasfilm, responsible for overseeing designs for all new Star Wars franchise developments, such as the sequel trilogy and anthology films, theme parks, games, and the upcoming Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi television series.

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Doug Chiang's concept drawing "Podrace Crash"

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.[2]

Chiang returned as Concept Design Supervisor for Attack of the Clones and as a concept artist for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.[3] He is currently one of the members of the Intellectual Property Development Group.[4]

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