Kevin Cloud is a computer games graphic designer from Shreveport, Louisiana. He was hired in 1992 by id Software to work as an assistant artist to the then lead artist, Adrian Carmack. Prior to that, he was employed by Softdisk, where several other id founders worked. During part of his employment at Softdisk, he worked as an Illustrator for Softdisk's Commodore 64 disk magazine "Loadstar". Cloud was artist and co-owner until the ZeniMax Media merging in 2009.