Anthony Conley Art / About me


Anthony Conley was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Ever since he was young he loved drawing characters. It was so exciting for Anthony to come home from school to watch cartoons. From He-Man to Robotech, he would draw every character he saw. 

Anthony would also design his own original characters, making mini books with a few sheets of blank paper stapled together at the spine. The stories he illustrated were in the realm of superhero comics and toon-style funny pages. Throughout his upbringing, Anthony always knew he would one day be an artist. He attended Otis College of Art and Design which helped to jump start his career.

Anthony’s first professional job as an artist was with a startup web game studio called Neopets where he soon moved up the ranks to lead artist and then art director. The game gained worldwide success which took Anthony around the world on promotional events where he and his team of artists would sketch the popular Neopets characters for fans that queued for hours to receive the coveted drawings. It wasn’t long before the company was acquired by Viacom and Anthony would transition to a position as Senior Art Director for Nickelodeon’s Global Creative Group.  In this role, he met many creative people and forged strong relationships with industry professionals. After four years on the Job, Anthony had the opportunity to move to Paris, France with his family and begin the greatest adventure of his life as an independent artist. Before long, he found himself producing licensed artwork for top tier companies like Disney, Netflix, Illumination and Coca-Cola. Through a connection he made while at Nickelodeon, Anthony secured his first illustrated book project, Rabbit, Worm and the Giant Carrot. Soon, more book projects would follow and this is where he found his new passion for book illustration. To date, Anthony has illustrated several Little Golden books, including Black Panther, Shazaam! and Black Adam and Afro Unicorn. Anthony also illustrated the board book, I Love My Hair for Sesame Street’s Coming Together series, Batman, Dr Seuss’ Cooking with The Lorax, My Little Pony and many more titles.

below are projects that Anthony art directed or directly contributed artwork for.

Packaging Art / Digital Painting

Key Art/Art Direction

  • ButterBeans Cafe concept design, composition & art direction – Anthony Conley
    CG modeling and final art rendering –  McCown Design Agency
  • Sunny Day key art concept design & art direction – Anthony Conley
    Tight art –

  • Shimmer & Shine concept composition and art direction – Anthony Conley
    Tight art and photoshop painting – Story Sabatino

  • Top Wing concept composition and art direction – Anthony Conley
    CG modeling and final art rendering –  McCown Design AgencyTOP_LK_KA_001_HOR_RGB_CGI-1024x836

  • Paw Patrol Poster concept, 2D map elements and art direction – Anthony Conley
    CG modeling and final art rendering –  McCown Design AgencyPaw_Patrol_Live_Great_Pirate_Adventure_DVD

  • Nickelodeon VR Experience. Poster art direction – Anthony Conley
    Concept design and tight pencil – Paul Linsley,  Final paint, rendering – Jeff Delgado


  • Original character designs for Jojo Siwa and BowBow Sticker app – Anthony Conley
    The character style also informed the look of the Jojo and BowBow Show Show on Nickelodeon.

  • Rusty Rivets Key Art concept, background paint and lighting FX – Anthony Conley
    CG character rendering – Spin Master Entertainment


    Packaging Art / Digital Painting