When Airi Pan takes on a job she has a mission: to be an asset to her clients. With a résumé including work for the likes of Activision, Netflix and Pixar, she knows how to deliver. We caught up with the Blizzard concept artist to learn more about how she’s honed her skills, tips for keeping motivated, and why Downton Abbey is her secret weapon.

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