Jason Scheier

714-366-3347

decapdesign@gmail.com

Summary

▪ A Visionary knowledge of Animation Design, Live Action/Feature Films, Theme Park Design, Video Game Design, Virtual Environment Creation, and Cinematics. 10+ years experience as a college educator, and studio instructor.   

▪ Specialties include: Art Direction, Conceptual Master Planning, World Building,Themed Conceptual Architecture, Instruction, and Visual Development.

▪ Available for part time freelance Design Consulting & Art Direction

Experience

[ Senior Visual Development Artist]

Warner Brothers Feature Animation (Smallfoot)

Burbank, CA

August 2015 - Present

▪ World Building on an upcoming feature film called "Smallfoot."


[ Senior Concept Designer]

DICE (EA Digital Illusions CE AB)

Playa Vista, Ca

August 2014 - August 2015

▪ Collaborating with Art Directors, Concept Designers, Game Designers, Narrative Directors, Environment Artists, FX Artists, Lighters, and many others on DICE LA's next "Unannounced AAA Title". 


[ Visual Development Artist]

DreamWorks Animation SKG

Glendale, Ca

March 2008 - July 2014

Local 839 IATSE Animation Union

▪ Visual Development, Conceptual Design, Sequence design, Lighting Design, Rough Layout, Set-Dressing and Prop Design, Color Keys, Background Painting, and Studio Instruction.

▪ Artistic Development Volunteer. Critiquing student work, and lectures on Digital Painting on DreamWorks Campus. 

▪ Kung Fu Panda/Short
Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)
visual development artist/background painter

▪ Monsters Vs. Aliens/Short
Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)
Monsters Vs. Aliens T.V.
visual development artist

▪ Unannounced Project in Development (2009)

▪ Kung Fu Panda 2/Short
Secrets of the Masters (2010)
visual development artist/background painter

▪ Megamind (2010)
visual development artist

▪ Neighbors from Hell (2010)
visual development artist

▪ Scared Shrekless (2010)
visual development artist

▪ Spooky Stories (2010)
visual development artist

▪ Megamind "Bad, Blue, Brilliant" Comic Book special release for Comic-Con
Color Script Art Director 

▪ Unannounced Project in Development (2010)

▪ Rise of the Guardians (2012)
visual development artist

▪ Truckers (2013) 
visual development artist

▪ How to Train your Dragon 2 (2014)
visual development artist

▪ The Croods (2013)
visual development artist

▪ Turbo (2013)
visual development artist/vehicle designer

▪ Turbo F.A.S.T. (2013) 
Series for Netflix
visual development / concept design

▪ Me and My Shadow (2014)
visual development artist

▪ Home (2014)
visual development artist/vehicle designer

▪ Almost Home/Short (2014)
visual development artist

▪ How to Train your Dragon TV Series(2014)
visual development artist/ location design

▪ Bollywood Monkey Superstar(2016)
visual development artist


[ Concept Designer & Creative Consultant]

Taft Design & Associates 

Pasadena, Ca

November 2012 - Present

▪ Conceptual Master Planning, Themed Concept Architecture, Exhibition Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Creative Writing, Multimedia


[Creative Consultant]

Raleigh Studios

Hollywood, Ca

May 2017 - May 2017

Created Key Art for a new live action television series "Snowpiercer" on TNT Television. Directed by: Scott Derrickson 
Production Design by: Patti Podesta


[Creative Consultant]

SPACES INC. Virtual Reality 

Santa Monica, Ca

February 2015 - April 2016

▪ Creative Consulting for an unannounced Intellectual Property


[Creative Consultant]

Walt Disney Imagineering

Glendale, Ca

June 2015 - July 2015

▪ Various concepts for expansions. Rough Layout to Final Illustrations.


[Concept Designer]

Double Helix Games

Irvine, Ca

November 2007 - March 2008

▪ Worked closely with Art Directors, Game Designers, Animators, 3D Environment Artists, Lead Artists, to create the highest executed quality in design for our games.


[Instructor]

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, Ca

January 2011 - Present 

▪ Senior Portfolio Production / Advanced Entertainment Design


[Instructor]

Brainstorm School

Burbank, Ca

January 2015 - Present

▪ Teaching Intro to Digital Rendering


[Instructor]

Concept Design Academy

Pasadena, Ca

May 2011 – Present

▪ Teaching Intro to Digital Painting


[Instructor]

Computer Graphics Masters Academy

Los Angeles, Ca

February 2011 - July 2014 

▪ Instructor for the Fundamentals for Creative Environment Design @ Computer Graphics Masters Academy


[Lead Concept Design Instructor]

Laguna College of Art and Design  

Laguna Beach, Ca

▪ Worked closely with Sandy Appleoff, Chair of Game Art and Design to help sculpt and mold what the Game Art program is today. Formulated strategies for curriculum, helped in the process of hiring staff for our program, and created a valuable network to many of our students and faculty.

[Lead Concept Designer]

Involve Inc.

Irvine, Ca

December 2006 - March 2008

Client List:

▪ NBC Universal

▪ General Electric

▪ The American Cancer Society

▪ Saab Vehicles

▪ The Weather Channel

▪ MGM Grand

▪ Luxor Hotel


[Creative Consultant]

Anonymous Content

Culver City, Ca

September 2007 - October 2007

▪ Conceptual Storyboards for the 2007 Honda Accord Commercial, freelance for Anonymous Content.


Education

[ ArtCenter College of Design ]

Pasadena, CA

▪ Entertainment Design

2007 - 2008


[ Concept Design Academy ]

Pasadena, Ca

▪ Entertainment Design

2007 - 2016


[ The Art Institute of California, Orange County ]

Costa Mesa, Ca

▪ Media Arts and Animation

Bachelors of Science Degree

2003 – 2006  


[ California State University, Fullerton ]

Fullerton, Ca

1998 - 2000

▪ Fine Arts and Illustration





References available upon request.

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