Harald Lieske (born 1975 in Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) is a game artist, game designer, and musician from Münster, Germany.
After studying art in Siegen, Lieske decided to focus on the Department of Design in Münster with a focus on game art and comics. He began illustrating board games in 2003 and considers the 2003 board game Cronberg to be his breakthrough game as an illustrator. This allowed him to present a finished illustrated and produced game to various publishers. He was introduced to the gaming scene by Max J. Kobbert, a game designer known for his series of labyrinth games.
Lieske has designed at least three board games with his most famous game design probably being Inka which was published by Queen Games in 2005.
Games for which Harald Lieske has provided artwork include the following:
- 2005 Australia
- 2007 Catan, 2007 edition and later editions
- 2008 Dominion, along with cards for the expansions
- 2009 Power Grid, 2009 edition and later editions
- 2010 Washington's War
- 2011 The Castles of Burgundy
- 2011 Puerto Rico, 2011 edition and later editions
- 2012 Bohnanza, 2012 edition and later editions
- 2012 Las Vegas
- 2014 San Juan, 2014 edition and later editions
- 2014 Catan Dice Game, 2014 edition and later editions