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Jomaro Kindred
Cost:6 Mana icon.png
Attack:7 Attack icon.png
Health:6 Health
Artist:Cole Eastburn
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 former Senior Concept Artist on the Team 5 Hearthstone development team,[2] as well as artist for the cards listed here.

Kindred shared 2D art duties with Lead Artist Ben Thompson, and created 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]

Kindred worked for Blizzard until August 7, 2018.[7] He joined Second Dinner officially on August 15, 2018 as its Art Director.[8][9]


Key art[]

Promotional art used for the launch of Hearthstone on iOS and Android phones[10][11]

Other art[]


  • Kindred plays World of Warcraft, as well as Overwatch.[17][14] As of 2017 Kindred has at least one character of each World of Warcraft class at max level,[18] and is one of several players on Team 5 who plays regular games of Overwatch on their lunch break.[14]
  • While creating the card art for the Kobolds & CatacombsLone Champion in Kobolds & Catacombs, Kindred took the opportunity to "put himself in the game" by modeling the Lone Champion's appearance after himself. As a result, Lone Champion is also Kindred's favorite character from the set.[19]
  • Kindred sometimes streams himself creating art on his Twitch account.

Card art[]

The art for Kindred's credits card was created by and depicts LegacyGrommash Hellscream wielding LegacyGorehowl.[20]


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

Kindred with the card art for Kobolds & CatacombsLone Champion

Patch changes[]

  • 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.


  1. 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 https://www.twitch.tv/bbrode/v/61258903?t=1m11s
  5. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-06-09). 
  6. Jomaro Kindred on MobyGames. Retrieved on 2014-06-10.
  7. Jomaro Kindred on Twitter. (2018-08-06). 
  8. Second Dinner on Twitter. (2018-08-15). 
  9. "Art Director / Co-Founder @SecondDinner. Previously Senior Concept Artist @Blizzard."Jomaro Kindred Twitter description. Retrieved on 2018-08-15.
  10. http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/18648148
  11. https://twitter.com/cataclyst78/status/589269952663658497
  12. https://twitter.com/cataclyst78/status/502681111973986304/photo/1
  13. Ben Thompson on Twitter. (2015-07-22). 
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Talking Hearthstone design - An interview with Senior Concept Artist Jomaro Kindred. (2017-04-02). 
  15. Cam Shea (2017-07-08). Hearthstone's Frozen Throne: Everything Blizzard Would Tell Us - IGN. Retrieved on 2017-07-08.
  16. Jomaro Kindred on Twitter. (2017-07-07). 
  17. Jomaro Kindred on Twitter. (2016-11-24). 
  18. Jomaro Kindred on Twitter. (2017-08-26). 
  19. Hearthstone (2017-12-14). Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs, Behind the Scenes. YouTube. Retrieved on 2019-07-14.
  20. WoWCards.info

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