Daniel Dociu is a video game art director and concept artist. He is the chief art director for NCsoft North America and also works for its subsidiary ArenaNet. Dociu was born in Cluj, Romania. He obtained his master's degree in industrial design at the Fine Arts Academy in Cluj in 1982.Throughout the decade, he taught at the academy as an assistant professor and later worked as a graphic designer in Athens, Greece, a product designer and a freelance artist. He moved to the United States in 1990. From 1992 to 2003, Dociu did work for various video game developers including Square, Electronic Arts, and Zipper Interactive. His face was also used for reference for the character Father Grigori in the critically acclaimed video game Half-Life 2.
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