Art of Science Fiction 063: Nick Hiatt


I am seriously late this week with our Art of Science Fiction post but fear not. I bring good eye candy. You’re welcome.

Nick Hiatt works out of Los Angeles and wears many hats: Art Director, Matte Painter, Concept Artist, and Production Illustrator. His skills and talents have been utilized in many movies, from Star Wars to Oblivion to Cosmos, and because the list is so long I’m just going to link to it here so you can check it out yourself.

Below is a sample of Nick’s work. Each image links back to the site of origin. Enjoy!










Nick was also the Art Director on Star Wars: Episode 7. Though most of the concept work was done long before he started on the project, Nick designed and art directed the look of the islands for the Ahch-To sequence.

I have grown fond of artists who work in the film and game industries and whose purpose is to make science fiction look as plausible and as real as possible. You’ve probably seen Nick’s work in a movie somewhere without even knowing it.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.


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Woelf Dietrich

Woelf Dietrich mostly writes tales of dark fantasy and the supernatural, which is maybe not such a far cry from his lawyering days. Sometimes he writes other things. He resides in New Zealand with his wife and kids and a dog.

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