Artist Yusuke Naora announced yesterday on Twitter that he has left Square Enix. Naora, who was art director on a number of Square Enix games, including Final Fantasy XV, got his start as a field graphic designer for Final Fantasy VI. According to Nova Crystallis, he will still work with Square Enix in the future.
I don’t think there’s any question that the art direction for Final Fantasy X was a large part of what made it so special. Great header image. I’m sad to see Naora go, but I hope his independent contributions in the future are as iconic as some of his past work.