Baz Pringle is a British artist, born in London, England.
He attended Cardinal Newman High School in London, and Ealing’s Cardinal Wiseman High School. After graduating he went on to attend The Laguna School of Art and Design in California, US. He graduated with a degree in Illustration and a minor in Graphic Design.
His first full-time position was with Virgin Interactive in California, as a 2D production artist on video games. Since then he has worked as a 2D and 3D production artist on both a full-time and freelance basis for a wide variety of companies including Sony, Universal, BBC, Disney, T-Mobile, Motorola, EA, Mattel, and Warner Brothers.
In 2005, he set up Grafika66 as an outlet for his personal work, outside of his day-to-day client-based projects, designed to be a home for his fine art and a better representation of his natural style. Since then the site has come to include new client work that is in the Grafika66 style, but still remains the home of many of his self-initiated pieces.
During his career, he has been involved in a wide area of art production, and he tries to draw from this experience in his Grafika66 work. Some pieces may include traditional hand-drawn elements, while others incorporate 3D models, photography, and motion graphics; all disciplines he has had to learn to become proficient in while working as a commercial artist.
Popular culture is the primary influence on his work, with Fashion, Music, and Film being the biggest areas of inspiration.
He is currently based in Greater Los Angeles, Southern California.