Nicolas Weis

Nicolas Weis

Visual Development / 13 yrs

France

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Visual Development Artist

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

visual development artist

Larrikins (2018)

The Ark and the Aardvark (2018)

Senior Concept Artist

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014)

Visual development artist

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Visual development artist

The Croods (2013)

Visual development artist

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Visual development artist

Astro Boy (2009)

Concept artist

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Work History
  • Remote art instructor

    Atelier de Sèvres

    December 2014 - July 2019
  • Art Director

    Unified Pictures

    October 2017 - September 2018
    Northridge
  • Mentor

    Motivarti

    January 2015 - December 2016
    Altadena / remote

    One on one mentorship around concept design/visual development

  • Visual development artist

    DreamWorks Animation

    November 2015 - November 2016
  • Visual development artist

    Paramount Pictures

    April 2014 - November 2015
    Los angeles

    Visual development and production work on three undisclosed projects.

  • Visual development artist

    Reel FX

    February 2015 - February 2015
    Los Angeles

    Visual development on an undisclosed project for an internal pitch.

  • Independent concept artist

    Psyop

    December 2014 - December 2014
    Venice CA
  • Sonic BOOM

    Big Red Button Entertainment

    August 2013 - April 2014

    Senior Environment Concept artist (level draw-overs, original layouts, prop design, production paintings)

  • Art Instructor

    Concept Design Academy

    September 2013 - January 2014

    Background design for animation (Fall semester, 2013)

  • Visual development artist

    Zagtoon

    August 2013 - October 2013

    Visual development on feature animated IPs (kobushi and an undisclosed major franchise)

  • Concept artist

    BlooBuzz

    April 2013 - April 2013
    Quebec, Canada

    Character and Environment concept designs for the upcoming Beetnucks video game (https://www.bloobuzz.com/fr/jeux/save-the-beetnuks/)

  • Visual development artist

    DreamWorks Animation

    January 2009 - February 2013
    Glendale, CA

    Visual development artist on :
    - How to train your Dragon I and Book of dragons (DVD release) [9 months]
    - The Croods [18 months]
    - How to train your dragon II [18 months]
    Undisclosed projects in development

    Location and environment design, prop design, FX design, look development

  • VIsual development artist

    Imagi Animation Studios

    February 2008 - September 2008

    Visual development artist on the feature animated movie Astroboy : fx and prop design, color keys

  • Drawing teacher

    CREAPOLE

    September 2004 - June 2005

    Teaching the fundamentals of drawing and its application on various assignments to freshmen, both in class and on outside locations.

Education
  • ESAG Penninghen

    1998 - 2003
  • École du Louvre

    1995 - 1998