SF: This is the second installment of our Origin Story series, which documents the beginning of interesting companies in the words of the founders. James is the CEO of Concept Art House, a external provider of extremely high quality art. He’s used by a number of companies across the game industry. I mostly like him because he provided art for Magic: The Gathering.
James Zhang: This was my life plan when I was about 14 years old.
Step 1: Go to art school.
Step 2: Learn to draw really well.
Step 3: Get a job working on Star Wars.
Step 4: Create the next Star Wars. Become George Lucas.
Apparently, that 4th step is really, really hard.
Unfortunately, I didn’t find that out until I was 30 years old.