Othon Nikolaidis, also known as Director 16, was born in 1980, in Athens, Greece. After his brief studies in Interior Design at the National Technical University of Athens, he went on to study painting, etching and sculpture in the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he also got his working Master’s Degree in Painting, in 2015.
Illustrating promotional and creative material, as well as book covers and game art, since 1997, 2006 saw him turn his creative attention to the comics medium. Since 2015, he has been working as a concept artist for an upcoming project. Some of his most recent works include the comic CHRONICLES OF ALOS: THE TOWER, cover art for fantasy books THE BREAKING OF BONES, FAVOR OF THE ELEMENTS, and SPIRITS, and game art for SHADOWRIFT and SHADOWRIFT ARCHFIENDS by Game Salute.