Craig Zipse began as a cartographer in the mid-90's and was featured in the pages of Shadis and Dungeon magazines before moving on to RPG supplements, sourcebooks, and other game magazines. His work supported several product lines including Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, 7th Sea, and a bunch of other ones that are long gone. He has also done straight illustration and writing from time to time. Craig has worked for virtually every major RPG producer and a zillion smaller ones he has forgotten the names of. While he respects and admires the work of digital cartographers, he prefers to use the hand-drawn technique for which he is known. These days, his artwork is found exclusively in the products of Kenzer & Co. (by choice).
His fondness for boardgame design led to the creation of The Great Space Race. The game has a small cult following and is hard to play without having fun. Craig recently founded Black Oak Workshop, which is focused on artisan dice designs and other gaming-centric products.