Michael David Ward is a Japanese American artist/writer from the high-tech industry. A published fine-artist of multiple genres, he is also a graphic and industrial designer. In addition to his artistic endeavors, Michael is a science fiction/fantasy writer.
Michael has created many commemorative images for Paramount Studios, Lucas Arts, and New Line Cinema on such properties as Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lost in Space. His works of art and character designs have also been licensed by numerous companies for a variety of products. His work has also been featured in numerous magazines such as Heavy Metal Magazine as well as on book covers. His original paintings and limited-edition prints are collected worldwide and have been prominently displayed in galleries and exhibitions all over the United States, Europe, and Japan. His art is either in the collections of or has been endorsed by such notables as Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Jonathan Frakes, and numerous other actors and businesses. Michael was chosen as a featured artist in a series of "Marine Art Expos" affiliated with the Cousteau Society that were produced in Monterey, California and Maui, Hawaii. Some of Michael's images have been seen on television shows such as Third Rock from the Sun, Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special, the Star Trek documentary Trekkies, and featured as a prominent display at Disneyland's "Star Tours" ride. Michael's work also attracted the attention of 20th Century Fox and MGM Animations where they were optioned as entertainment properties.
Michael continues to illustrate and write, and is involved in numerous creative projects. His philosophy: Creativity is intrinsic to our being!