Malachi’s first art job was at 10 years old painting Warhammer miniatures for adult gamers at the local hobby shop in the late 80's. He was influenced at a young age by fantasy and comic book artists like Frank Frazetta and Arthur Adams and renaissance painters such as Michelangelo. Later in life his influences grew to include the academic period, pin-up artists & concept art masters like Craig Mullins.
He grew up immersed in the elements of hip-hop culture, becoming one of the most recognized graffiti artists in southern Arizona as a teen. In his senior year of high school Malachi’s family packed up their bags and moved from Arizona to southeast Asia, traveling extensively throughout the region until finally calling Phuket Thailand home for two years. They later relocated to Mazatlán Mexico for another 2 years before returning home to Arizona. During his years abroad he absorbed art and history from many cultures and feels it was those years spent traveling and those experiences that shaped much of the artist and person he is today.
He met his future wife, Amy, in 1999 and from day one the two were inseparable. It was Amy who convinced him to leave his job as a cook to pursue a career in the arts. In his early 20’s he began his own creative services business which he operated for over 7 years before going in-house as a senior concept artist for a large online social gaming platform. After devoting his energy solely to games for a few years, his path took him to apparel design and eventually art direction where he flourished. Malachi made a name for himself with his unique design approach & was a natural at mentoring & directing large groups of remote and in-house talent for Disney, Universal Studios and other industry powerhouses.
Aside from this brief snapshot of his accomplishments, Malachi's traditional and digital works have been featured in several group gallery exhibitions and published in over a dozen books and magazines. In 2013 he freed himself from his 17 year cigarette addiction by way of vaping. This new found passion evolved into his other creative endeavor, Mr. Malachi's Vape Company, crafting distinctive artisan E-liquids. Learn more at: www.MrMalachis.com
Malachi currently resides in Austin, TX with his beautiful wife Amy and their two daughters Winter and Ember.