Neil Blevins
Neil Blevins
Concept Design and Art Direction for Film and Games
San Francisco, United States of America

Summary

My name is Neil Blevins, and I've been an artist as long as I can remember. Raised on a healthy dose of scifi and fantasy films, books, and videogames, I started off painting and drawing traditionally, and then got into 3d graphics while I still lived in my hometown of Pointe Claire, in Quebec, Canada. After getting a BFA in Design Art at Concordia University, I moved to Los Angeles where I worked for Blur Studio, creating video game cinematics, commercials, TV, feature and ride films. After a move to San Francisco, I spent 16 years as a Digital Artist for Pixar Animation Studios, primarily creating environments as a visual development and production artist, working on films such as The Incredibles, Wall-e, Up, The Good Dinosaur, and many others. I am currently working as a freelance concept designer who specializes in alien environments, futuristic robots, and scifi vehicles. I also author digital art tools and write art related lessons and tutorials to give back to the community who's been so gracious at helping me get to where I am today.

Skills

Concept ArtFeature Film AnimationFeature Film VFXCinematicsModelingSculptingModel AssemblyShadingTexturingVisual DevelopmentDigimatte

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
Maya
Maya
Mudbox
Mudbox
Photoshop
Photoshop
RenderMan
RenderMan
V-Ray
V-Ray
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Substance Painter
Substance Painter

Productions

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    • Movie
      The Incredibles 2
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Digital Artist
    • Company
      Pixar
  • The good dinosaur poster
    • Movie
      The Good Dinosaur
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Digital Artist
    • Company
      Pixar
  • Brave movie poster1
    • Movie
      Brave
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Digital Artist
    • Company
      Pixar
  • Cars 2 movie poster cast hi res 01
    • Movie
      Cars 2
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Digital Artist
    • Company
      Pixar
  • Toy story 3 buzz character movie poster
    • Movie
      Toy Story 3
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Digital Artist
    • Company
      Pixar
  • Up poster run
    • Movie
      Up
    • Year
      2009
    • Role
      Digital Artist
    • Company
      Pixar
  • Wallefinal
    • Movie
      Wall-e
    • Year
      2008
    • Role
      Digital Artist
    • Company
      Pixar
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    • Movie
      Cars
    • Year
      2006
    • Role
      Digital Artist
    • Company
      Pixar
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    • Movie
      The Incredibles
    • Year
      2004
    • Role
      Digital Artist
    • Company
      Pixar

Experience

  • Digital Artist at Pixar Animation Studios
    Emeryville
    July 2002 - February 2018

    Digital artist doing Visual Development, Environment Modeling and Shading, Digimatte and FX. Contributed to the films The Incredibles, Cars, Up, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave, The Good Dinosaur, The Incredibles 2, as well as many short film projects.

  • Digital Artist at Blur Studio
    Venice, United States of America
    June 1999 - July 2002

    Digital Artist doing prop, character, and environment modeling, texture painting, lighting, effects animation, scene assembly, rendering, and compositing. Clients included the SciFi Channel, Bandai, Universal, Sierra, NBCi, Mattel, Warner Brothers.