About Xan, AKA Lithish
I was raised in Anchorage, Alaska, which may be the best place to raise a young fantasy artist. My craft was learned in the urban forest between mountain and ocean, where I was quite sure something magical would happen at any minute. Maybe something did. One way or another, though, I found my way to Seattle, and I think I’ll stay here for a while.
Above all else, I consider myself a storyteller. My focus at AIE Seattle is game design, but my experience with webcomics, theatre, and tabletop RPGs gives me a unique perspective on the field. Merging mediums into digital art isn’t easy, but challenges are like that what make life interesting for me.
Speaking of perspectives and challenges, I am nonbinary, and use the pronouns they/them. Much of my work takes influence from the vividity and determination of the LGBT+ community I’m proud to be a part of.