Justin “CORO” Kaufman is originally from el paso, texas, where he began his career spray painting murals on things.
In 1997 he moved out to San Francisco, California and attended Academy of Art College for 2.5 years, where he studied illustration. Upon leaving school, he found work at a small game studio called Shaba games, where he did concept, and 3d production art for Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 for Playstation.
In 2002, he and some fellow industry artists founded ConceptArt.Org, an online community that has grown substantially over the past 6 years into one of the largest online art forums catering to entertainment and illustration art and design.
In 2004, he left Shaba/Activision to help found Massive Black, where he currently serves as the studio Art Director and Senior Concept Artist.