Andrew Jones is a conceptual illustrator most notable for his work in the Metroid Prime series.
First introduced to Metroid at age 11, he recalls, "I discovered that game after undergoing cataclysmic brain surgery as a child... The world of Metroid was a safe haven for me in comparison to the real world, which I had a hard time trusting and adapting to." The recovering youngster built up a series of associations around the character. "The cold space of Norfair was something I could count on to be there for me. As a child recovering from a major trauma, little things like that make all the difference in the world."
"I seized the opportunity as the Metroid Prime concept artist. I saw it as stepping into my conceptual destiny, so to speak... I believed in the world of Metroid as a child and I gave as much as I could to make that world believable to the next generation."1