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Mentor of the Day: Derek Hunter

DerekHunter_7Recommended by our wonderful mentor, Thomas Scholes, we’re delighted to present one of our new mentors, Derek Hunter!

The bulk of Derek’s professional experience in animation is in background design, layout, environment design and digital painting.  He currently works at Cartoon Network as lead background designer on “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake” as well as providing background designs for Cartoon Hangover’s “Bravest Warriors”.  For his Production Design work on “Adventure Time” at Cartoon Network, Derek has received Annie awar nomination as well as an Emmy award nomination for his work on “Halloween Town 4 ” with Disney Chanel.

Check out some of his work below and then head over to his tumblr for even more images of backgrounds he’s done for shows!

Additionally, he has many years of experience as a comic creator and illustrator, where he was able to hone his character design and storytelling skills as well.  Check out the slew of comics he’s contributed to here.

Be sure to check out his website for some more amazing artwork.  His website also has an awesome section of  fun things to print, cut, and play with that is worth noting.

Welcome aboard, Derek!

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