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Ariel Burgess

Ariel grew up in the Washington, D.C area.

She has an associates of Web Design that she earned at Montgomery College. During her semester she painted the Wheel of Time playing cards and was diagnosed with Dyslexia. She has since branched out towards film, story-boarding and concept art. She was an Official artist for The Wheel of Time from 2012 to 2019 and has been published internationally. Her first publication was in “Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics”. Ariel has won a Geeky award for “best licensed Toy/product for the Wheel of Time playing cards”, was published in “The Wheel of Time Companion” which was nominated for a World Fantasy award, and Won a Gold Award for Digital Expression in 2019 from International Film Festival DC Web Fest. Ariel has also Won People’s Choice and Best in show at several conventions over the years. The was Guest Artist of Honor at Balticon 57 in 2023. See her online resume at LinkedIn.

Awards /  Works of Note


Guest artist of Honor at Balticon 57, 2023


"Ariel was really great to work with. I had some definite ideas of what I wanted for the book cover for "Damselle in Distress" and gave them to her and she did a great job working them into the art, as well as creating some really clever ideas of her own. She poured a lot of time and effort into it, and I really appreciated the fact that she wanted to make it the best it could be."

~ Kiley Kellermeyer, Author of “Damselle in Distress”

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