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 computer graphics while living in my hometown of Pointe Claire, in Quebec, Canada. After getting a BFA in Design Art at Concordia University, I moved to California to work in the entertainment field at companies such as Blur Studio, Pixar, and my own freelance studio Soulburn Studios, creating concept design and production art for video games, animated and live action films, commercials, TV, and ride films. I have worked on projects such as The Incredibles, Wall-e, Up, The Good Dinosaur, and many others. I primarily focus on alien environments, futuristic robots, and scifi vehicles, but have created art and designs for a broad range of genres and subjects. I also make narrative art books, create 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. I currently work at Monolith Productions in the Seattle area.

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

  • Senior Concept Artist at Monolith Productions
    Seattle, United States of America
    January 2019 - Present

    Senior Concept Artist working on a new unannounced game

  • Art Director and Concept Designer at Soulburn Studios
    San Francisco, United States of America
    April 2014 - Present

    Freelance company specializing in Concept Design and Previs. Also a creator and publisher of art related books.

  • Senior Digital Artist at Pixar Animation Studios
    Emeryville , United States of America
    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.