Erik VanHorn

Erik VanHorn

Art Director / 3D Artist / 22 yrs

Philadelphia, PA

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Animation Supervisor

Cirque du Soleil: Luna Petunia (2016)

Art Director

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 (2013)

Animation Trainer

Tangled (2010)

Animation Trainer

The Princess and The Frog (2009)

Animation Trainer

Bolt (2008)

Sr. Trainer

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Animation Trainer

Chicken Little (2005)

Art Director

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015

Art Director

Magic Duels: Origins

Digital Art Director, Magic

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 (2012)

Modeling/Rigging Supervisor

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)

3D Department Lead

Killjoys (2015)

Animation, VFX and game art production - concept to completion
Work History
  • Professor of Animation and Game Art

    University of the Arts

    September 2016 - Present
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Animation Supervisor

    Gallus Entertainment

    April 2016 - September 2016
    Toronto, Canada
  • 3D Department Lead

    Rocket Science VFX

    January 2016 - April 2016
    Toronto ON

    Visual Effects for film and television productions

  • Modeling/Rigging Supervisor

    Arc Productions

    August 2015 - December 2015
    Toronto
  • Art Director, UI and Cinematic Artist

    North Star Games

    May 2015 - April 2016
  • Digital Art Director, Magic

    Wizards of the Coast

    May 2012 - May 2015

    • Senior Art Director for Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014, 2015, 2016. Project Core Team member. UI/UX lead. Director for in-game cinematic videos, voiceover and soundtrack. Commissioning art director for 2D and 3D assets.
    • Senior Art Director for Magic Online
    • Director for Magic trailers and animated videos from preproduction to post production, including Ravnica and Theros blocks
    • Art direction on Magic digital properties from web apps to interactive trade show displays
    • Key contributor to Magic card set campaign look & feel

  • Game Production Program Chair

    International Academy of Design and Technology

    June 2010 - May 2012
  • Lighting & Character TD

    yU+co

    2010 - June 2010

    Rigging, animation, effects, lighting & compositing for international projects featuring Marvel Superheroes

  • Lead Animator

    Pitch Black Games

    2010 - 2010

    Rigging and animation for an undisclosed Next-Gen MMO and cinematics.

  • CG Artist

    XYZ Graphics

    2010 - 2010
  • Technical Animator

    yU+co

    2010 - 2010

    Rigging for high-profile international commercials.

  • Animator

    Total Immersion

    2009 - 2009
  • Animator

    Super78

    2009 - 2009

    Lead Animator for previs and development of Ben 10:Alien Storm for the Cartoon Network.

  • Instructor

    Studio Arts

    2007 - 2009

    Provided training for professionals in the Visual Effects industry.

  • Sr. Trainer

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    2004 - 2009
  • Freelance 3D Animator

    Various

    1999 - 2009

    Contract artist for various media and entertainment companies, including Sojourn Entertainment, Total Media Source, Heavy Hammer, Online Alchemy, Blue Omega and Valhalla Games. Character and environmental design, modeling, animation and rendering, concept art, etc. Also contributed work to many short film and animation projects.

  • Lead Animator

    Emergent Game Technologies

    December 2000 - December 2003

    Lead Artist at a game startup which eventually became Emergent Game Technologies. Early R&D on the Gamebryo Engine and associated infrastructure. Developed a demo MMO and Art Directed/Tech Supervised many clients' game prototypes.

  • Teaching Assistant

    Savannah College Art and Design

    1998 - 2000
  • Walt Disney Pictures

    January 2004 - March 2010
Education
  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    1998 - 2001
  • Shepherd University

    1989 - 1994