Freelance info and work experience


From time to time I can make myself available for freelance work, my specialty is theatrical production illustration with an emphasis on color and lighting design for animation and entertainment projects. I'm also available to teach workshops on entertainment design for studios, game houses and college entertainment design departments.

For inquiries contact:  nfowkes.art@gmail.com

Clients, work experience and teaching:

2013-14: Disney; concept art and color script.
2012: Digital Domain visual development artist, look development and location design.
2011: Blue Sky Studios; visual development artist, look development for their next slate of films.
1996-2011: DreamWorks Animation; concept, visual development and production art including: color script, location design, matte painting, lighting and lustre design. Also traditional background painting and color key.
1994-96: Spectra Entertainment; Theme park show design.

Feature films: 
Rio 2
The Legend of Puss in Boots
Shrek Forever After
How to Train Your Dragon
Flushed Away
Shark Tale
Sinbad, Legend of the Seven Seas
Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron
The Road to El Dorado
The Prince of Egypt
Shorts:
Puss in Boots and the Tres Diablos
The Pig who cried Wolf
Shrek's Spooky Stories
Madly Madagascar
Shrek the Halls
Cyclops Island
Joseph King of Dreams (Home video feature)

In House Studio Workshops:
2009-present: Consulting and workshops for entertainment studios: Disney, Blizzard Entertainment, Big Fish Games, Infinity Ward, THQ Montreal, Riot Games, Ubisoft and Rovio.

Teaching:
2004-present: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art; Portrait Drawing, Portrait Painting, Advanced Portrait Painting, Sketching from Life, Color Theory and Fundamentals of Composition.
Online: Schoolism; Designing with color and light, Environment Design.

2007-present: Guest lecturer; Art Center College of Design, Concept Design Academy, 3Kicks Studio and Laguna College of Art and Design.

My Education:
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Ca. Merit Scholarship awarded.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Entertainment Design, Graduated with Honors.

See my concept art portfolio.