Visual Development Artist
In 1998, Randy Gaul joined Industrial Light & Magic as a concept designer. Prior to joining ILM, he worked for seven years as a freelance storyboard and concept artist for such companies as Wild Brain, MTV and Disney, specializing in creature and character designs as well as environments, costumes and props. Since joining ILM, Gaul has lent his visual eye and creative hands to such productions as Despicable Me, Rio, Peabody and Sherman, Madagascar 3, Penguins of Madagascar, Cicada Princess, Legend of Tembo, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer?s Stone, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Mummy Returns, Star Wars: Episode II ?Attack of the Clones.? Madagascar 3, Peabody and Sherman: Rio, Despicable Me and many more. Zeke the Odd, the Next Great Maker is his latest co-written project in development. He graduated from the Pratt Institute with a B.F.A in Illustration and minors in drawing and printmaking.
2009-Present- CICADA PRINCESS, RIO, DESPICABLE ME, THE SORCERERS APPRENTICE, HEMINGWAY AND GELLHORN, PARADISE LOST, THE MOON AND THE SUN, MADAGASCAR 3, PEABODY AND SHERMAN, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR-Concept Designer, Storyboard Artist, Visual Development Artist, Matte Painter and Production Designer.
2003-2009-Art Director and concept artist for IceBlink Studios. Projects included, POLAR EXPRESS, MONSTER HOUSE, WAR OF THE WORLDS, BEOWOLF, CHRISTMAS CAROL and ROBOTA.
2009-2014-Art Director, Concept Designer, Matte Painter for Disney, Dreamworks, Blue Sky, Digital Domain and Lucas Film.
RECENT- MADAGASCAR 3, PEABODY AND SHERMAN, LEGEND OF TEMBO, RIO, DESPICABLE ME, CLOUD ATLAS, and many more.
Current productions include Rio, a Blue Sky production. I provided visual development for characters and environments. Zeke the Odd, an original, all digital, animated feature
Written by myself, and Bill Bloom, currently in development.
Other current projects include design and development for feature and commercial work at Lightstream Animation, Hoytyboy Productions, Eveo, Polygon, Six Foot Two Productions, Element FX, Slash FX, Bonfire, Netsuke, Artefacto Producciones, HBO, Disney, Eucalypto Productions, Legendary Pictures, Blue Sky Studios, Spooky Cool Labs. Some of the work includes character design, environmental design, matt paintings as well as general look and feel.
Film history- End of Days, Mummy, Star Wars Episode 2,Artificial Intelligence, Gangs of New York, Dream Catcher, Hunted, Rise of the Lychans, Mirror, Mirror, Moon and Sun, Polar Express, Beowulf, Monster House, Robota, War of the Worlds, Hemingway and Gellhorn, Rio, Legend of Tembo, Lost Patrol, Madagacsar 3, Peabody and Sherman, Penguins of Madagascar, Cicada Princess, Crickets, Sorcerers Apprentice, Where the Wild Things Are, It?s a Dogs World, Odies, Signs, Huberts Brain, Spy Kids, Disney?s Trucks, Go South, The Hulk, Cloud Atlas, Imposter, Space Cowboys, Mission to Mars, Galaxy Quest, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Perfect Storm,Dreamcatcher, O-Apostolo and Zeke the Odd, the Next Great Maker.
Free lance clients include:
Spectrum Magazine, New Amsterdam Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Disney Interactive, Disney Imagineering, Pitch Productions, Lightstream Productions, Special Agent productions, Rivet Games, Matte World Digital, Obscura Digital,Tippett Studios, Curious Pictures, Bonfire Labs, Zynga, Spooky Cool Labs, Reliance Media, Eveo, Panthera Productions, etc.
Randy Gaul's AutoGallery exhibit