John Nevarez

John Nevarez

Visual Development and Story Artist for Animation

Senior Sketch Artist / 26 yrs

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Storyboard Artist

Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018)

Sketch Artist

Monsters University (2013)

Sketch Artist

Cars 2 (2011)

Visual Development Artist

Astro Boy (2009)

Location Design

Tinker Bell (2008)

Sketch Artist

Inside Out (2005)

Location Designer / Workbook Artist

Kronk's New Groove (2005)

Location Designer

Stitch! The Movie (2003)

Storyboard Artist / Storyboard

What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002)

John Nevarez has been an artist within the animation industry for 17 years. First working at Disney Television as a storyboard revisionist and storyboard artist on such shows as Pepper Ann and Kim Possible, where he then transitioned over as a designer for DisneyToons, where he worked on Tinkerbell, Kronk's New Groove and Brother Bear 2. For 5 years, John worked at Pixar Animation Studios where he provided designs for Cars 2, Monster's University, and Lee Unkrich's upcoming Dia de los Muertos Project. John is currently working at Rovio Animation.
Work History
  • Imagi Animation Studios

    January 2014 - Present
  • Freelance Concept Location Designer

    Rovio Animation Company

    February 2014 - December 2015

    Providing visual development and story moments for "The Angry Birds Movie".

  • Sketch Artist


    2009 - January 2014

    Provided set design for Cars 2 and Monsters University as well as early exploratory design work for Lee Unkrich's upcoming "Dia de Los Muertos" movie.

  • visual development artist

    The Walt Disney Company

    2002 - 2005
  • University of California, Santa Barbara

    1988 - 1992
  • University of California, Santa Barbara

    1984 - 1986