Michael David Ward is a technical illustrator/writer from the tech industry, and is a published fine-artist, and graphic designer. He has created many commemorative images for Paramount Studios, Lucas Arts, and New Line Cinemas 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 such as collector plates, greeting cards, custom bank checks, calendars, posters and prints, puzzles, and apparel. His work has also been featured in numerous magazine articles such as Heavy Metal Magazine and on book and magazine covers.
His original paintings and limited-edition prints are widely collected and have been prominently displayed in galleries, and exhibitions all over the United States, Europe, and Japan. His art is in the collections of, or has been endorsed by such notables as Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek), George Lucas (creator of Star Wars), Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon.com), as well as many prominent actors and businesses.
Michael was also chosen as one of the featured artists in a series of “Marine Art Expos,” which was affiliated with the Cousteau Society that were produced in both Monterey, California and Maui, Hawaii.
Some of Michael’s images have been seen on television shows such as the “Third Rock from the Sun, Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special,” and the Star Trek documentary “Trekkies.”