John Mahoney

Concept Designer Los Angeles, CA


Hasbro – Zbrush Sculptor – Avengers, Jurassic World, Frozen, Ghostbusters.
Netflix Animation - Experimental Animator
Lucasfilm – Singapore & San Francisco – Creativity Professor - Taught: Creative Writing, Sculpture, Storyboarding, and Creative Life Drawing.

Disney Features – Ten films as – Visual Development Artist - films include: Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, and Hercules.

Blizzard – Zbrush and Clay Sculpture Professor
Warner Bros. – Visual Development Artist on King Tut
Miramax Films – Creature Designer on Mimic
Cartoon Network – Color Styling
Disney Imagineering – Concept sculptor
Heavy Metal Magazine - Featured Sci-Fi Illustrator
Pixologic - Zbrush Artist
ImagineFX Magazine - Zbrush Artists
Jib Jab Studio – Sculptor
SOFA Studio Taiwan – Art Director/Visual Consultant

Film Festival Judge - The Trick-or-Treat Film Festival

Stan Winston School of Character Arts – Zbrush Instructor and Video Editor
CalArts – Illustration, Zbrush, & Sculpture Professor
CalArts - Portfolio Development Workshop
SFK International Art Education China - Portfolio Preparation
Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore - Portfolio Preparation
Art Center – Concept Art lecturer
USC – Concept Design & Zbrush Professor
Cinema Make Up School - Zbrush Instructor
Gnomon – Production Design & Storyboard Professor
New York Fim Academy – Game Design Professor




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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.
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 in pre-production on his live action
feature film titled Xentropa.