Jomaro Kindred

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Jomaro Kindred
Jomaro Kindred(14675).png
Type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 6
Attack: 7
Health: 6

Battlecry: TAKE any cards from your opponent's hand that they don't want.

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Kindred presenting at BlizzCon 2016
Jomaro Kindred's Twitter logo
"Art is Life" - Jomaro Kindred[1]

Jomaro Kindred is a Senior Concept Artist on the Team 5 Hearthstone development team,[2] as well as artist for the cards listed here.

Kindred shares 2D art duties with Lead Artist Ben Thompson, and creates the chalkboards used in Tavern Brawls.[3][4] Before joining the team, the first Thompson saw of Kindred's art were two card backs shared on his personal site, themed after the Alliance and the Horde.[3]

Kindred joined the team on June 10th, 2014.[5] Prior to joining Team 5, Kindred was Senior Concept Artist with Nerve Software. His previous credits include the 2010 Xbox port of DOOM II, as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops and Aliens: Colonial Marines.[6]

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Tavern Brawls

The following cards are seen only in Tavern Brawls.



Hero Powers

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Key art[edit | edit source]

Promotional art used for the launch of Hearthstone on iOS and Android phones[7][8]

Other art[edit | edit source]

  • Kindred creates the chalkboard art for Tavern Brawls.[4]
  • Kindred was responsible for the pop-out Kel'Thuzad art presented when first defeating the boss in Curse of Naxxramas.[9]
  • The Grand Tournament battlefield was painted by Kindred.[10] Kindred also worked on the Goblins vs Gnomes battlefield together with Ben Thompson.[11]
  • Kindred created the Cupcake card back, which as of 2017 is also his favourite card back.[11]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Card art[edit | edit source]

The art for Kindred's credits card was created by Cole Eastburn and depicts Grommash Hellscream wielding Gorehowl.[13]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Jomaro in May 2014 celebrating his planned move to Blizzard in California
Credits card artwork
Kindred created the design for the Goblins vs Gnomes card pack and its opening animation

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Some time between November, 2016 and March, 2017: Title changed from Concept Artist to Senior Concept Artist.
  • Blackrock Mountain logo.png Patch (2015-06-15): Added to the game's credits with the 2015 update. Credits card added.
  • (2014-06-10): Joined Team 5.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jomaro Kindred on DeviantART Jomaro Kindred on DeviantART. Retrieved on 2014-06-13.
  2. Hearthside Chat: The Art of Journey to Un'Goro. (2017-03-29). 
  3. 3.0 3.1 2014-12-06. (Ben Thompson Hearthstone: Goblins vs. Gnomes Interview (BlizzCon 2014)). 
  4. 4.0 4.1
  5. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-06-09). 
  6. Jomaro Kindred on MobyGames. Retrieved on 2014-06-10.
  10. Ben Thompson on Twitter. (2015-07-22). 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Talking Hearthstone design - An interview with Senior Concept Artist Jomaro Kindred. (2017-04-02). 
  12. Jomaro Kindred on Twitter. (2016-11-24). 

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