Randy Gaul

Randy Gaul

Senior Art Director / 22 yrs

Fairfax, California

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Concept Artist

The King's Daughter (2017)

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)

Property Designer

Hubert's Brain (2001)

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

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  • 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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  • 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 - 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