Hiroshi Nishiyama

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Hiroshi Nishiyama
Place of birth: Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Employment history:
Role(s): Artist
Education: Tokyo University of the Arts (1995)

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Hiroshi Nishiyama (西山 洋) is a designer and art director. In 1999, he moved to Sega of America (Sonic Team USA), where he worked on the development of the Sonic series as a lead environment artist. After working for several game companies, he returned to Japan for family reasons, and in 2014, he returned to Sega of America to work in the US again. After working on mobile game development, he moved to Sega of America (Sonic Pillar) in Los Angeles as an Art Director in March 2019, where he is in charge of art direction for Sonic content, including game development, merchandising, and animation.


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Hiroshi Nishiyama for Sonic Adventure[2]


In 1996 and 1997, Hiroshi Nishiyama was credited as You Nishiyama, You being another reading of the name 洋. This can be confirmed as 西山 洋 is present for a magazine interview covering Sonic Jam[1]. Additionally, a Sonic Adventure book lists Hiroshi Nishiyama as having previously worked on NiGHTS into Dreams and Sonic Jam[2].

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