C ourtney Niskala is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based illustrator, who specializes in digital painting and drawing. As an video game player, she has always been inspired by game design and illustration. She has dedicated herself to character development, but she is able to work in a variety of styles and on a variety of subjects. In the past, she has worked at the UNC Charlotte Game Lab as a graphics artist, and at The Johnsonian, Winthrop University's student newspaper. After graduation, Courtney hopes to work as a game concept artist or graphic novelist.