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William Petras

Also Known As

  • Bill Petras

Game Credits


Firefall (2014)   (Red 5 Founders)


World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (2007)   (Additional Art)
World of Warcraft (2004)   (Art Director)
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (Collector's Edi... (2002)   (2D Artists)
StarCraft (1998)   (Storyboard Artists)
StarCraft: Brood War (1998)   (Artists)
StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998)   (3D Artwork)
Ripper (1996)   (Animation)
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (1994)   (Animated Videos (Group leader))
Star Crusader (1994)   (Cinematics & Additional Art)
BloodNet (1993)   (Graphics)
Challenge of the Five Realms (1992)   (Graphics / Artwork)


XF5700 Mantis Experimental Fighter (1992)   (Cast)

Quality Assurance

Diablo II (2000)   (Supplemental Play Balance Team)

Creative Services

World of Warcraft (2004)   (Manual Artwork)
StarCraft (1998)   (Box Artwork)
StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998)   (Manual Artwork)
Ripper (1996)   (Cover Illustrations)


Millennia: Altered Destinies (1995)   (Additional Support)


StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (2015)   (Blizzard Development Family)
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014)   (Blizzard Development Family)
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (2014)   (Blizzard Development Family)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (2014)   (Blizzard Development Family)
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000)   (Supplemental Play Balance Team)

Developer Biography

Bill Petras is the Art Director on OVERWATCH from Blizzard Entertainment. Bill was also Art Director on the vanilla World of Warcraft. He left the studio in 2005 with other employees shortly after completing the game to found development studio Red 5 Studios Inc. Bill has returned to Blizzard Entertainment in 2010.

Last updated: Mar 11, 2015