Randy Gaul

Senior Art Director / 25 yrs

Fairfax, California

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Art director- concept artist

Dreamcatcher (2019)

Matte Painter

Trolls (2016)

Matte Painter

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

Matte painter

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Matte Painter

Cicada Princess (2012)

Concept Artist

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2012)

Concept art

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2012)

Concept Artist

Mirror Mirror (2012)

Matte Painting

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

Visual Development

Rio (2011)

Digital Concept Artist

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

Conceptual Artist

Beowulf (2007)

Concept artist

Monster House (2006)

Concept artist

War of the Worlds (2005)

Concept Artist & Matte Painter

The Polar Express (2004)

Digital Matte Artist

The Hunted (2003)

Digital Matte Artist

Gangs of New York (2002)

Character Designer

Signs (2002)

Property Designer

Hubert's Brain (2001)

Concept Artist

The King's Daughter (1970)

Production designer

Crickets Would Sing

Work History
  • Production Designer

    Armless Productions

    May 2014 - Present

    Provide the visual style for "Crickets Would Sing", an independent stop motion film project

  • Art Director

    After August Entertainment

    November 2013 - Present
    San Rafael, CA

    Provide art direction across all projects including client and in house creative IP for both animated and live action projects

  • Matte Painter

    DreamWorks Animation

    January 2012 - Present
    Redwood City, CA

    Provide Matte painting for the Upcoming Madagascar 3 animated feature.

  • Visual Development Artist

    Digital Domain

    December 2011 - Present
    San Francisco, CA

    Provide character visual development

  • Visual Development Artist

    Digital Domain Holdings

    November 2011 - Present

    Provide character visual development

  • Visdev Artist

    Curious Pictures

    March 2011 - Present

    Provide visual development for characters and environments for an upcoming animated series for Disney

  • Subscriber

    Artists Rights Unlimited.org

    October 2009 - Present

    A global institution assisting artists in copyright protection across all media

  • owner

    randygaul.com

    January 2001 - Present

    Ongoing visual development for numerous live action and animated features

  • Production Designer

    Randy Gaul

    December 2016 - March 2017
  • Matte Painter

    DreamWorks Animation

    June 2014 - August 2016

    Provide final matte paintings for upcoming animated features

  • Matte painter

    randygaul.com

    January 2016 - June 2016
  • Visual development Artist/Character designer/Art Director

    Hawk Hill Entertainment

    August 2013 - October 2014

    Provide story boards, art direction, visual development and concept art for an upcoming Marine Mammal Center animated feature film

  • Production Designer

    Crickets LLC

    October 2013 - April 2014

    Production Design

  • Co-creator and production designer

    Zeke the Odd Productions

    2010 - 2014

    Currently working as co-writer, production designer and producer.

  • Visual development artist

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    March 2012 - April 2012

    Provide visual development for upcoming Trucks animated feature

  • visdev artist

    self employed illustrator/ fine artist

    January 1995 - April 2012

    Provide visual development for live action and animated feature film projects

  • Visual Devlopement Artist

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    2012 - 2012

    Provide visual development for characters and environments for "Trucks"

  • visdev artist

    Tippett Studio

    August 2011 - October 2011

    Provide visual development for an upcoming Disney film

  • Visual Development Artist

    Tippett Studio

    August 2011 - October 2011
    Berkeley, CA
  • visdev artist

    Legendary Pictures

    May 2011 - July 2011

    Lost Patrol Creature and Environment design

  • Visdev Artist

    Eucalypto Productions

    2011 - February 2011

    Development Company

  • Visdev artist

    Self - Employed (Special Projects)

    August 2010 - November 2010

    Provide visual development for John Gaeta's Float Hybrid project

  • Visdev artist

    Lightstream Animation Studios

    January 2010 - October 2010

    Provide key frame paintings for upcoming television and feature animated films in development

  • Artist

    Self Employed - visdev artist

    April 2010 - July 2010

    Storyboard art and matt painting consultant for HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn. Directed by Phil Kaufman

  • Artist

    ElementFXinc

    2007 - April 2010

    Visual development

  • Co-author and production designer

    randygaul.com

    January 2000 - April 2010

    An all CG animated feature film

  • visual development artist

    Bonfire

    2009 - 2009

    Matte painting, character and environment design

  • Concept artist

    IceBlink Studio

    August 2002 - May 2007

    Provide visual development, character design, creature design, and tone paintings for Polar Express, Monster House, War of the Worlds and Beowulf

  • Visual development artist

    Self Employed

    2006 - 2007

    Concept art, visual development, character design, environment design, matte painting, storyboards and art direction

  • Concept artist

    Iceblink

    2002 - 2007

    Creature design, environments, matte painting, props and color keys

  • Concept artist

    Industrial Light & Magic

    1999 - 2004

    Develop characters, environments, props, storyboards, and resorts for commercials and film

  • Art director- concept artist

    Industrial Light & Magic

    1998 - 2003

    Dreamcatcher

  • Art Director

    Industrial Light & Magic

    January 1998 - December 2002
    San Rafael, CA

    Worked as an art director, character designer, concept artist, visual development artist and matt painter.

  • art director

    Industrial Light & Magic

    1998 - 2002

    Super Bowl commercial for Budweiser Whas Up spot

  • Art director

    Disney Interactive

    1998 - 1999

    Mathquest

Education
  • BFA Illustration, minoring in printmaking and drawing

    March 2015 - ?
  • Pratt Institute

    1977 - 1981
  • Pratt Institute

    1977 - 1981