Welcome To Our World Of Imagination.Started in 2005, Imaginary Friends Studios is an international concept art, comics and digital illustration studio based in Singapore. With its “By-artists-for-artists” mantra and unique “East meet West” approach in art creation, the studio is well-celebrated by fans & clients worldwide. Since inception, IFS have the honor to service many premium clients on major entertainment and game projects such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Top Cow, Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles, Capcom, SquareEnix, Ubisoft, Sony Online Entertainment, Valve & Riot Games. Some of the projects and properties that has IFS’s name on it includes Batman Dark Knight, DOTA 2, Legeaue of Legends, Star Wars Galaxies, Street Fighter 3 Online, Darkstalkers Resurrection, Front Mission Evolved, Planetside 2 and more. IFS is renowned internationally with a huge fan following, with a collective page-views on our online art galleries for more than 100 million times.
IFS has enjoyed coverage on interior features with international art publications like 2D Artist, ImagineFX and international art annuals such as Spectrum, Exotic and Expose. The studio was also featured frequently on newspapers, online media, in addition to appearances on TV shows, radio segments & news programs.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
― Albert Einstein
Born and bred in Hong Kong, the multifaceted Stanley wears different hats as an illustrator, designer, concept artist, creative director and co-founder of Imaginary Friends Studios — a world acclaimed digital art studio that produces high quality artworks for the likes of Capcom, DC Comics, Square Enix, Riot Games and other giants in the entertainment and gaming industry. Formally trained in graphic design and advertising, Stanley’s art is imbued with a strong sense of aesthetics and visual fluidity. It is a perfect blend of eastern and western art styles. Better known by his handle Artgerm, Stanley’s art continues to infect and inspire new generations of artists and his ever-growing fan base around the world. To date, Stanley’s deviantART gallery has been viewed more than 50 million times.
Kendrick Lim a.k.a. “kunkka” is a an illustrator and concept designer. Beginning his creative journey in Tokyo as a game designer, he has returned home to Singapore in 2005 to establish Imaginary Friends Studios (IFS) together with 2 other partners, with a similar goal of making IFS a creative space for artists by artists. IFS has since become a household name in the entertainment and gaming industry, working with a variety of clients such as Sony Online Entertainment, Capcom, Square-Enix, Ubisoft and DC Comics.
Bold and gritty, with a sensual edge is what describes kunkka’s art, as he fuses fantasy, contemporary themes and cultural influences. With this signature style of art, he has garnered fans from both the illustration and gaming world, and has especially found his way into the psyche of millions of gaming fans worldwide with his artworks for the hugely popular game DOTA, and even having a character in the game named after him.
Having grown up surrounded by toys and games, Kai learnt a great deal about the importance of entertainment in life, and his undying passion for games has been the single greatest driving force in his journey as an artist.
Just as well that he now works in an entertainment design studio that does everything from graphic novels to conceptual design for film, animation, games and more; surrounded by friends and the people he admires while doing the work he loves. The only thing he adores more than his craft is maybe giant, screaming, bleeding robots waging epic war across distant stars against seemingly impossible odds. And milk tea.