Randy Gaul

Randy Gaul

Senior Art Director / 22 yrs

Fairfax, California

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Matte Painter

Trolls (2016)

Concept Artist

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Concept art

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Matte Painter

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

Matte painter

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Matte Painter

Cicada Princess (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)

Art director- concept artist

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Digital Matte Artist

The Hunted (2003)

Digital Matte Artist

Gangs of New York (2002)

Character Designer

Signs (2002)

Production designer

Crickets Would Sing

Work History
  • May 2014 - Present

    Production Designer

    Armless Productions

    Provide the visual style for "Crickets Would Sing", an independent stop motion film project
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  • November 2013 - Present

    Art Director

    After August Entertainment

    Provide art direction across all projects including client and in house creative IP for both animated and live action projects
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  • January 2012 - Present

    Matte Painter

    DreamWorks Animation

    Provide Matte painting for the Upcoming Madagascar 3 animated feature.
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  • December 2011 - Present

    Visual Development Artist

    Digital Domain

    Provide character visual development
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  • November 2011 - Present

    Visual Development Artist

    Digital Domain Holdings

    Provide character visual development
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  • March 2011 - Present

    Visdev Artist

    Curious Pictures

    Provide visual development for characters and environments for an upcoming animated series for Disney
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  • October 2009 - Present

    Subscriber

    Artists Rights Unlimited.org

    A global institution assisting artists in copyright protection across all media
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  • January 2001 - Present

    owner

    randygaul.com

    Ongoing visual development for numerous live action and animated features
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  • December 2016 - March 2017

    Production Designer

    Randy Gaul

  • June 2014 - August 2016

    Matte Painter

    DreamWorks Animation

    Provide final matte paintings for upcoming animated features
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  • January 2016 - June 2016

    Matte painter

    randygaul.com

  • August 2013 - October 2014

    Visual development Artist/Character designer/Art Director

    Hawk Hill Entertainment

    Provide story boards, art direction, visual development and concept art for an upcoming Marine Mammal Center animated feature film
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  • October 2013 - April 2014

    Production Designer

    Crickets LLC

    Production Design
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  • 2010 - 2014

    Co-creator and production designer

    Zeke the Odd Productions

    Currently working as co-writer, production designer and producer.
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  • March 2012 - April 2012

    Visual development artist

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Provide visual development for upcoming Trucks animated feature
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  • January 1995 - April 2012

    visdev artist

    self employed illustrator/ fine artist

    Provide visual development for live action and animated feature film projects
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  • 2012 - 2012

    Visual Devlopement Artist

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Provide visual development for characters and environments for "Trucks"
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  • August 2011 - October 2011

    visdev artist

    Tippett Studio

    Provide visual development for an upcoming Disney film
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  • August 2011 - October 2011

    Visual Development Artist

    Tippett Studio

  • May 2011 - July 2011

    visdev artist

    Legendary Pictures

    Lost Patrol Creature and Environment design
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  • 2011 - February 2011

    Visdev Artist

    Eucalypto Productions

    Development Company
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  • August 2010 - November 2010

    Visdev artist

    Self - Employed (Special Projects)

    Provide visual development for John Gaeta's Float Hybrid project
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  • January 2010 - October 2010

    Visdev artist

    Lightstream Animation Studios

    Provide key frame paintings for upcoming television and feature animated films in development
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  • April 2010 - July 2010

    Artist

    Self Employed - visdev artist

    Storyboard art and matt painting consultant for HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn. Directed by Phil Kaufman
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  • 2007 - April 2010

    Artist

    ElementFXinc

    Visual development
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  • January 2000 - April 2010

    Co-author and production designer

    randygaul.com

    An all CG animated feature film
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  • 2009 - 2009

    visual development artist

    Bonfire

    Matte painting, character and environment design
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  • August 2002 - May 2007

    Concept artist

    IceBlink Studio

    Provide visual development, character design, creature design, and tone paintings for Polar Express, Monster House, War of the Worlds and Beowulf
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  • 2006 - 2007

    Visual development artist

    Self Employed

    Concept art, visual development, character design, environment design, matte painting, storyboards and art direction
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  • 2002 - 2007

    Concept artist

    Iceblink

    Creature design, environments, matte painting, props and color keys
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  • 1999 - 2004

    Concept artist

    Industrial Light & Magic

    Develop characters, environments, props, storyboards, and resorts for commercials and film
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  • 1999 - 2004

    Concept artist

    Industrial Light & Magic

    Creature design, environments, visual effects design and storyboarding
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  • 1998 - 2003

    Art director- concept artist

    Industrial Light & Magic

    Dreamcatcher
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  • January 1998 - December 2002

    Art Director

    Industrial Light & Magic

    Worked as an art director, character designer, concept artist, visual development artist and matt painter.
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  • 1998 - 2002

    art director

    Industrial Light & Magic

    Super Bowl commercial for Budweiser Whas Up spot
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  • 1998 - 2002

    concept artist

    Industrial Light & Magic

    Art direction, Matte painting, concept art and storyboarding
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  • 1998 - 1999

    Art director

    Disney Interactive

    Mathquest
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Education
  • BFA Illustration, minoring in printmaking and drawing

    2015 -
  • Pratt Institute

    1977 - 1981
  • Pratt Institute

    1977 - 1981