Carl McRaven

Carl McRaven – Designer

I'm Carl, an experienced horror/fantasy illustrator. From painterly color to b&W let's bring your project to life!


Brazilian artist and designer Carlos is a creative professional with over two decades of experience in the creative industry. He is currently based in Portugal, where he lives and works.

As an artist with a passion for horror, Carlos has been creating black-and-white illustrations in this genre for several years. He has honed his skills in creating evocative and spine-chilling artwork that captures the essence of the horror genre. His work is both macabre and beautiful, with intricate details that draw the viewer in.

Whether he's creating book covers or interior illustrations, Carlos brings his unique style and artistic vision to every project. His work has been featured in numerous publications, and he is constantly seeking new opportunities to showcase his art to a wider audience.
Action & Adventure Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Horror

Work experience

Haunted Castle Gaming

Oct, 2021 — Dec, 2022 (about 1 year)

* Created stunning dark fantasy illustrations for Genesis Battle of Champions, a printed card game produced in Canada, demonstrating expertise in illustration, concept art, and game art.

* Collaborated remotely with the art director, art and design team, and other stakeholders, demonstrating strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.

* Managed tight deadlines while maintaining high quality work, utilizing strong time management, art fundamentals and project management skills.

* Demonstrated proficiency in art composition, digital sculpting, digital illustration, and digital storytelling, and applied knowledge of color theory to enhance the visual appeal of the illustrations.


Jan, 2020 — Present

I create illustrations, concept art and storyboards for Publishing and Games companies. Most of my artwork is in NDA right now and I can’t disclose the projects I’m involved in at the moment.


Nov, 1998 — Jan, 2010 (about 11 years)

Worked as a freelance graphic designer for clients across multiple industries.

* Created visually appealing designs for various marketing materials, including flyers, posters, websites, and illustrations.

* Produced artwork for mobile games, short animations, and storyboards for animation and advertisements.

* Demonstrated strong communication skills and efficiently managed time to deliver high-quality work.

* Developed skills in illustration, 2D art, concept art, game art, art composition, digital sculpting, digital illustration, logo design, color theory, corporate identity, project management, and digital storytelling.

* Continuously applied and improved the skills and knowledge acquired during my freelance graphic design career in subsequent positions.

Carl has 1 review





Adam H.

Adam H.

May, 2023

Great quality work and communicates very well through the whole design process.
Carl M.
Thank you very much Adam! It was a pleasure creating the artwork for your book. I wish you success and I hope we can work again in the future! Carl McRaven