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Mentor of the Day: Justin K Thompson

portfolio_jthompson_0001Interested in background/environment design?  Then Justin K Thompson is the mentor for you!  With a background primarily visual development for animation,  Justin has been a veteran of the industry for over 20 years.

Starting out in television, Justin has worked on a variety of shows including, Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls, and Korgoth the Barbarian, just to name a few. Check out this great interview with Justin about his time on Korgoth the Barbarian.

From television, Justin transitioned into working as a production designer for feature animation.  His credits include, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.  He currently resides at Sony Pictures Animation as a visual development artist.

Justin first joined Motivarti earlier this year and is returning as a mentor for the second time.  His previous mentee, Sharon Huang, really enjoyed her time getting to know her mentor and becoming friends with him.

For Sharon, she was most interested in learning about composition and color from Justin.  You can check out some of the awesome work she accomplished with him below.

The advice she has for his next mentee?  “Good choice and make sure to have a sense of humor.”

To become Justin’s next mentee, be sure to check out his profile page.

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