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Kelsey Nicole Berkley, also known as Kat Berkley or Kelsey Kat Berkley, is an artist who was hired for the team responsible for BioShock Infinite's downloadable content Burial at Sea.


Kelsey Berkley attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, from 2007 to 2011 and graduated with a BFA in illustration. Berkley has provided concept art for various projects, like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (2012) under Big Huge Games / 38 Studios and Infinity Blade: Dungeons (2013) under Epic Games Maryland.[1] Berkley was hired by Irrational Games, as a concept artist for BioShock Infinite's Burial at Sea, for which she provided various concepts and posters, including: Sally's doll Sarah, a Fontaine's arch, a Great Chain monument, the Little Wonders Educational Facility poster, The Business of Rapture is Business poster and the Nico-Time poster.[2] She also did the Ryan the Lion Preparatory Academy propaganda posters and the educational short in the academy (inspired by the work of Robb Waters), as well as the illustrations for the Bathysphere displays in Bathyspheres DeLuxe.[3] After the closing of Irrational Games, she was hired as an artist at Firaxis Games and worked on Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014) and was given the title of Lead Concept Artist at Firaxis Games, which she currently holds, while working on Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2016).[1][3]

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Year Game Company Credited as/for
2013 Burial at Sea - Episode 1 Irrational Games Concept Artist
2014 Burial at Sea - Episode 2 Irrational Games Concept Artist


Year Game Company Credited as/for
2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Big Huge Games / 38 Studios Concept Artist
2013 Infinity Blade: Dungeons Epic Games Concept Artist
2014 Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Firaxis Games Artist
2016 Sid Meier's Civilization VI Firaxis Games Lead Concept Artist


Burial at Sea[]