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1981 - 1986:  Dipl. Design/Communications - Waterford RTC, Ireland.

1987 - 1989:  Graphic Designer/Illustrator - Hydro Studio-Cork, Ireland.

1989 - 1996:  Germany/Denmark - Background Artist, Background Supervisor, Layout Artist, Art Director ---
Hahn Film Prod (Berlin), Trickompany (Hamburg), A-Film (Copenhagen).

1996 - 1997:  Background Artist - Creative Capers, Glendale California - Disney CD-Rom.

1997 - 2003:  Dreamworks SKG, Glendale, California - Background Artist, Background Supervisor, 3D-Paint Supervisor.

2003 - Present: Living and working in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland


Credits / Filmography

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”  (Murakami/Wolf, Dublin, Ireland) - Background Artist. - 1989

“Werner Beinhardt”  (Hahn Film, Berlin, Germany)
Background Artist - 1990

“Der Kleene Punker” (Trickompany, Hamburg, Germany)
Background Supervisor, Layout Artist. - 1992

“Felidae” (Trickompany, Hamburg, Germany)
Art Director - 1995

“Das Pflaumenhuhn”
(A Film by Hayo Fritag - Awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Prize for Atmosphere and nominated for
the German Short Film Award in 1998.) Background Artist - 1996

“Hugo” (A-Film, Copenhagen, Denmark)  - Background Artist. - 1996

“Help I’m a Fish” (A-Film, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Development Artist. - 1996

Disney CDRom - 101 Dalmations, Aeriel, Hercules - (Creative Capers, Glendale California)
Background Artist 1996

“Prince of Egypt” (Dreamworks, Glendale California)
Background Artist - 1997

“Eldorado” (Dreamworks) - Background Artist. 1999

“Spirit” (Dreamworks) - Background Artist. 2001

“Sinbad-Legend of the Seven Seas” (Dreamworks)
Artistic Supervisor - Background/3D-Paint  2003

“Happily Never After” (Berliner Film Company, German 3D Feature) - Assistant Art Director 2003-2005

“Huntik: Secrets & Seekers” - Big Bocca Productions and Rainbow S.r.l.

“THE LEGEND OF SILVER LAKE”- Winnietoons (Germany/Belgium) 2006

Diarmud & Grainne  Telegael (Galway Ireland)  - Concept Design 2006

Zink Films (Co Louth, Ireland) - TV commercial colour boards (Guinness, heineken, Oxfam, Bank of Ireland) 2008

Arthur Christmas - Aardman Animations  (Bristol England)  - Location Colour Design 2009

Yoko Mo & Me - Hahn Film  (Berlin) - BG Design 2010

Brown Bag Films (Dublin Ireland - development (Wooden Sword, Pillage & Sons) 2011

I am Monster - Monster Distributes/RTE - Background Painting 2011

Escape from Planet Earth  - Rainmaker Entertainment (Vancouver Canada)  - Matte painting/Colour Design 2011

Yong Fei - Kavaleer Productions (Dublin Ireland) - Concept Design 2011

Hehe Lili (Lilly the Witch) - Trixter Animation (Munich) - Background Colour design2012

Bottler - KEG Kartoonz/Brendan Grace (Dublin Ireland)  - Visual Development 2013

Inman Art - CA-USA - (2003 - 2013) Book Illustration, BG colour design (Disney, Marvel Comics, NFL/Nickelodeon)

Der Kleine Rabe “Socke” -  SERU Film Produktion GmbH. Germany - Background Supervisor 2014

Angry Birds Toons - Rovio/A-Film - Background Painting 2014 - 2015

Richard the Stork - Den siste skilling AS - Photoshop Artist - 2015

Worry Eaters - Hahn Film - Location Design - 2016

Ganesha - Hahn Film - Location Design -  2016 - 2017


 

RESUME - Desmond Downes

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