Art Director and Design Instructor
Jason is a Art Director and design instructor. His lifelong enthusiasm for narrative storytelling, visual development, and picture making informs all his professional experiences. He is a keen observer of both the natural world and the man-made world, always attempting to reverse engineer the fantastic details. Jason brings his strong instincts for design, composition, color, and lighting and his experience in cinematography to his passion for virtual environment creation. He has worked with a number of studios including DreamWorks Animation SKG, Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment, and Walt Disney Imagineering. He has also taught at the Art Center College of Design, Brainstorm School, Concept Design Academy, Laguna College of Art and Design, and Computer Graphics Masters Academy. He is currently Art Directing Alcon Animation's first feature film called "Darkmouth". A graduate of California State, Fullerton, with a bachelor of arts degree in fine arts and illustration, he also studied media arts and animation at the Art Institute of California and entertainment design at the Art Center College of Design.
Neighbors from Hell (2010)
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
The Croods (2013)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)