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 Sean in Beijing

Originally from Blackpool, England, Sean moved to the United States with his parents at a young age. Having moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious Art Center College Design, Sean graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to design concept cars at General Motors for 2 years. In 1991 his interests moved to the film business where he has had a prolific career working on films for Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Luc Besson and many more. He has worked as a Production Designer at George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic, James Cameron's Digital Domain, as well as a Matte Painter at Rhythm and Hues Studios. His talent encompasses Production Design, Concept Design, Illustration and Photography. Sean has worked on such diverse films such as Seven, Batman Forever, Heat, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, The Fifth Element, Shrek, Toy Story 2, The Seventh Son, 300:The Battle of Artemesia and many others. 

Sean's Book 'Places' was published in 2011 to great reviews. The book focuses on Sean's personal Design work using cutting edge software to express his ideas and showcasing them in lavish illustrations. Sean has lectured at the Art Center College of Design, Apple Computer Industrial Design team, Microsoft / Nokia Design Beijing, Otis College of Art and Design, The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, The Beijing University of Technology, Jian Qiao University in Shanghai, and Siggraph. 

He has won the AICP Award twice and has been nominated for four Art Director Guild Awards, winning one. His work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City and has been featured in the exhibition 'PIXAR:20 Years of Animation' at MOMA in New York City.

 

 
 

AWARDS + NOMINATIONS

<YEAR> WON - ACIP AWARD

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2015 WON - ART DIRECTORS GUILD, EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD

SHORT FORMAT - WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL

APPLE "PERSPECTIVE" SHARED WITH: DAVID STONE (ART DIRECTOR)

2009 NOMINATED - ART DIRECTORS GUILD, EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD

 COMMERCIAL, PSA, PROMO, MUSIC VIDEOS

CHEVY COMMERCIALSHARED WITH: KEVIN KALABA (ART DIRECTOR)

2006 NOMINATED - ART DIRECTORS GUILD, EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD

COMMERCIAL, PROMO OR PSA

FOR AARP, "KITCHEN SINK".

COMMERCIAL, PROMO OR PSA

FOR UPS, "YOU/THEY".

 

FILM CREDITS

 

2018 - AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (SR CONCEPT DESIGNER) (FILMING

 2018 - PACIFIC RIM: MAELSTROM (SR CONCEPT DESIGNER) (FILMING

 2017 - THOR: RAGNAROK (SENIOR CONCEPT DESIGNER) (POST-PROD

 2017 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (LEAD CONCEPT DESIGNER) / (SENIOR CONCEPT DESIGNER) (POST-PRODUCTION

 2016 - STAR TREK BEYOND (SENIOR CONCEPT DESIGNER) 

 2016 - INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (CONCEPT DESIGNER) 

 2014 - ISEVENTH SON (CONCEPT ARTIST) 

 2014 - INTO THE STORM (CONCEPT ARTIST) 

 2013 - PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS (CONCEPT ARTIST) 

 2006 - THE FOUNTAIN (ILLUSTRATOR) 

2005 - NEVERWAS (PRODUCTION DESIGNER)

 2004 - IGHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE (CONCEPT ARTIST) 

 2002 - ROLLERBALL (CONCEPT ARTIST) 

 

COMMERCIALS

OVER 300 COMMERCIALS

 

BOOKS

PLACES

CONCEPT DESIGN 2

MAKING OF: JURASSIC PARK: THE LOST WORLD, BATMAN FOREVER.

PRODUCT

RAYTHEON:  CLASSIFIED DESIGNS

VISUAL ENGINEERING:  IBM AND TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PROTOTYPES

OAKLEY: PERSONAL DESIGNS FOR CEO JIM JANNARD

GALLERY SHOWS

BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF CHINESE THEATRE ARTS, BEIJING

NATIONAL OPERA, BEIJING

PIXAR AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

 

 2001 - THIR13EN GHOSTS (PRODUCTION DESIGNER)

 2000 - The Cell (illustrator - uncredited) 

 1998 - IGodzilla (illustrator) 

 1997 - Amistad (illustrator - uncredited) 

 1997 - G.I. Jane (illustrator - uncredited) 

 1997 - Spawn (illustrator) 

 1997 - The Lost World: Jurassic Park (asst art director )

 1997 - The Fifth Element (illustrator - uncredited) 

 1996 - The Rock (illustrator - uncredited) 

 1995 - Heat (illustrator) 

 1995 - Se7en (illustrator) 

 1995 - Batman Forever (illustrator) 

 1995 - Crimson Tide (illustrator) 

 1994 - The Shadow (illustrator) 

 1992 - Candyman (illustrator) 

 

LECTURES 

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

APPLE COMPUTER

BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF CHINESE THEATRE ARTS

SIGGRAPH - LOS ANGELES

MICROSOFT - BEIJING

SHANGHAI JIANQIAO UNIVERSITY

INTERMARK INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COLLEGE, SHANGHAI

 

 
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