John Mahoney

Concept Designer Los Angeles, CA

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Hasbro – Zbrush Sculptor – Avengers, Jurassic World, Frozen
Lucasfilm – Singapore & San Francisco – Creativity Professor
Disney Features – Ten films as – Visual Development Artist
Blizzard – Zbrush and Sculpture Professor
Warner Bros. – Visual Development Artist
Miramax Films – Creature Designer
Cartoon Network – Color Styling
Disney Imagineering – Concept sculptor
Heavy Metal Magazine - Si-Fi Illustrator
Pixologic - Zbrush Artists
ImagineFX Magazine - Zbrush Artists
Jib Jab Studio – Sculptor
SOFA Studio Taiwan – Art Director/Visual Consultant
Stan Winston School of Character Arts – Zbrush Instructor
Stan Winston School of Character Arts – Video Editor
Cal Arts – Illustration, Zbrush, & Sculpture Professor
Art Center – Concept Art lecturer
USC – Concept Design & Zbrush Professor
Gnomon – Production Design & Storyboard Professor
New York Fim Academy – Game Design Professor









John graduated from Pratt Institute in NYC with
a BFA in Illustration. He left New York to do
a Disney animation internship in Orlando Florida.
Several months later he returned to New York to
work on a series of television commercials.

A few years later he moved to Los Angeles to
work for Disney feature Animation as a Visual
Development Artist on such films as Atlantis,
Treasure Planet and Emperors New groove. His
short film created for a pitch to help sell Emperors
New Groove was instrumental in getting that
film green lit.

After working on ten Disney feature films John
decided to pursue his passion as an independent
film maker. Since then, John has produced over
twenty short films and two independent features.
He has directed numerous documentaries on such
prominent people as Doug Chaing, designer of the
new Star Wars films and Tyrus Wong, designer of
Bambi. He taught such diverse classes as figure
drawing, sculpture, film design, storyboards,
stop motion animation, and character design in the
United Stated as well as in Singapore and Taiwan.

John’s illustration work has been showcased in
Spectrum, the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and
in the book Erotic Signature, the World’s Greatest
Erotic Art of Today. The release of the book will mark
the launching of the Exhibition Tour starting in Miami,
then New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and London.
John has had several gallery exhibitions around the Los
Angeles area, including a one man show at the Pacific
Asia Museum in Pasadena.

John currently works in Los Angeles as a Concept
Designer and Independent Film Maker.