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Craig Elliott

Freelance Architectural Illustrator & Book Illustrator

Location:Burbank, California, United States
Phone: 818-294-5765
2 Skills
Employment Experience
2002 – Present -Freelance Concept and Character Design:

-The Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon, Background color/ paint.

-Tinkerbell 7, Disneytoon studios, Visual Development.

-Cars 3, Disneytoon Studios, Visual Development.

-Unannounced animated TV show, Disney TV, Visual Development.

-Broken Sword, The Serpent's Curse, Revolution Studios, U.K., Video Game Cover and Background Painting.

-Book of Life, ReelFX Animation, Visual Development.

-Spongebob 2 movie, Paramount, Visual Development.

-Lucky Bloke, Auspicious Dawnings, inc., Art Direction and design for website and webisode animation short.

-Bombshell Babes, miniature figurine manufacturers, Character Design.

-Monsters vs. Aliens, Nickelodeon, Character, Location and Prop Design/ Color.

-Cirque Du Soleil, Character/ Costume Design.

-Unannounced Project, Blue Sky, Character and Location Design.

-The Lorax, Illumination Entertainment, Visual Development.

-The Seventh Son, Warner Bros., Live action feature film, Character and Location Design.

-The Penguins of Madagascar, Nickelodeon, Character, Location and Prop Design, Matte painting.

-The Last of Us, Naughty Dog Entertainment, Concept Art.

-Princess and the Frog, Disney animated feature film, Visual Development.

-Golden Era, Educational Books, Character Design.

-OZ, Hot Donut Productions, Visual development.

-Earthspace – Earthspace, LLC, IP property development, Character and Location Design.

-Rio- Blue Sky Feature animated film, Visual Development.

-Sould, Live Action Feature Film, Character Design.

-Witch Girl- Wildbrain Entertainment, feature animated film, Visual Development.

-Coca Cola animated TV advertisement, Buck Design, Matte Painting.

-Santa Claus, Tom T. G7, Character Design.

-Hoodwinked 2, The Weinstein Company, Kanbar Entertainment, Visual Development.

-Rise of the Argonauts, Liquid Entertainment Video Game, Concept Design.

-Kung Fu Girl, Animated TV show, Production Designer.

-Enchanted, Disney Feature Film, Visual Development.

-Moobeard the Cow Pirate, Nickelodeon, Animated TV series, Visual Development.

-Aristocats, Disney Toon Studios, Character Development paintings.

-Aba & Afya, Disney Toon Studios, Visual Development

2000-2002 Visual Development Artist for Dreamworks Animation:

-Monsters Vs. Aliens- Character Design and Visual Development.

-Puss in Boots, Animated Feature Film- Visual Development.

-Bee Movie, Animated Feature Film- Visual Development of look and feel of the bee city.

-Shark Tale, Animated Feature Film- Visual Development of the whale wash, including location paintings

and drawings, construction of a working CG model and animated fly-throughs.

-Flushed Away, Animated Feature Film- Location paintings and Visual Development.

-Turbo, Animated Feature Film- Visual Development.

-Tusker, Visual Development.

-Father of the Pride- TV Series, Visual Development.

1996-2000 Visual Development and Layout/ CGI artist for Walt Disney Feature Animation:

-Sweating Bullets, 3D modeling, Layout and Visual Development .

-Chicken Little- Visual Development.

-Treasure Planet, Animated feature Film- Visual Development.

-The Emperor’s New Groove, Animated Feature Film- Visual Development and Layout.

-Mulan, Animated Feature Film- Visual Development and Layout.

-Hercules, Animated Feature Film- Visual development and Layout.

1996- present free-lance illustrator:

-Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Wizards of the coast, Various Illustrations.

-Legend of the Cryptids, Applibot, inc. Trading Card Illustrations.

-Upper Deck/ Cryptozoic World of Warcraft trading cards.

-New Orleans Burlesque event poster.

-Realms of Fantasy Magazine- Fantasy Story Illustrations for issues March and April 2006.

-Tori Amos 2005, 2006 calendar illustrations.

-Dark Horse Comics- Painted comic book written by Harlan Ellison, and comic book cover illustrations.

-Holiday Inn Hotels- Murals.

Teaching experience.

-LAAFA, Character Design, Video instruction program.

-Gnomon School of Visual Effects,Class: Concept Design, Advanced Photoshop Painting, Imaginative Landscape Painting, Visual Development

-Motivarti- one on one mentor with design and illustration students.

-Pacific Institute of Art and Design (PIAD), Pasadena. Class: Concept Design.

-Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. Classes include: Imaginative Landscape, and Visual Development.

-Freelance in-home MAYA tutor.


Computer Skills:

-Understanding of computer systems hardware construction/ operation.

-Macintosh, windows, and UNIX / LINUX operating systems.

-MAYA, Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator, Golive, InDesign, Quark Express, Premiere, Shake, After Effects, Microsoft Word, Excel, and many other applications.

Other Artistic skills:

-Sculpture, maquette, character, and fine art sculpture.

-Diorama and stop motion animation set design and construction.

-Jewelry design and construction.

-Architectural design and architectural model design and construction.

-Metalsmithing and blacksmithing.

-Fine art furniture design and construction.

-Building construction- Carpentry, plumbing, electrical and masonry.

Own small businesses:

-Aristata Publishing- Publishes “Aphrodisia- Art of the Female Form” Volumes 1 and 2 book/contest.

-Produce fine art for publishing posters and books of my own artwork for sale on the internet, conventions and by mail.

-Produce a line of Jewelry for sale to boutiques, and create custom jewelry and engagement rings for various clients.


-BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design.

-Graphic Design and Architecture at Cal Poly San Louis Obispo.

-Computer Instruction at various locations.

-2014, Society of Illustrators NY, Spectrum Exhibition 3, New York.

-2014, Society of Illustrators West 52 Exhibit, Center Stage Gallery, Burbank California.

-2014, Matrix Fine Art, "Penumbra, A Black and White Show",

-2013, Spoke Gallery, San Francisco, the moleskin project III

-2012, Arcadia Gallery, New York, Group Show.

-2011, Pinup the Exposition, La Gallery, Montreal Canada and The Versailles Palace, France.

-2010, Gallery Nucleus, “Poster ********”, Alhambra California.

-2010, Galerie Daniel Maghen, Paris France.

-2010, OhNoDoom Gallery, "Painted Ladies", Chicago Illinois.

-2009, Society of Illustrators West 47 Exhibit, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra California.

-2009, Society of Illustrators NY, Spectrum Exhibition 2, New York.

-2007, Society of Illustrators NY, Spectrum Exhibition 1, New York.


-2013, Gold Award, Advertising, Society of Illustrators West.

-2010, Silver Award in Advertising, Spectrum 18.

-2009, Gold Award in Editorial, Spectrum 16.

-2005, Society of Illustrators Bronze medal for Visual Development, for Treasure Planet Development art.

-Artwork chosen for Spectrum 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21 “The Best of Science fiction and Fantasy Art.”