1969 (age 50)
|Residence||Playa del Rey, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Parson's School of Design ’91|
|Employer||Naughty Dog (1995–2007)|
|Organization||Big Red Button Entertainment, Inc. (CEO)|
Babak "Bob" Rafei (Persian: بابک رافعی) is an Iranian-American video game art director, character animator and concept artist. He is the CEO of Big Red Button Entertainment, a video game development studio he co-founded with Jeff Lander in 2009.
Rafei is also an advisory board member for Game Developers Conference and Game Developers Choice Awards, as well as panel leader of Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences's achievement awards category on Art Direction and contributing writer of Animation Magazine and Animation World Network.
A graduate of Parson's School of Design, Rafei was an employee of Naughty Dog, joining them in early 1995 to work on Crash Bandicoot. Other notable works include Jak and Daxter, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.
- As art director
- Crash Bandicoot (1996)
- Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997)
- Crash Bandicoot: Warped (1998)
- Crash Team Racing (1999)
- Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001)
- Jak II (2003)
- Jak 3 (2004)
- Jak X: Combat Racing (2005)
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007)
- As game director
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014)