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Story Artist, Creature Designer & Visual Development Artist: Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, Rhythm & Hues, Electronic Arts and Dark Horse Comics...

Derek Thompson received a BFA in Illustration from Otis/Parsons, and landed his first job for Dark Horse Comics while still attending college. He has worked professionally for over 25 years for a number of studios, including Rhythm & Hues, Lucasfilm, & Electronic Arts. He's been a Story Artist & Supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios for over 13 years.



Derek has worked in a variety of disciplines, including storyboarding, visual development and creature design. He has contributed to numerous film projects, including 'MEN IN BLACK’  - and ‘THE MUMMY' films, ‘UNBREAKABLE’, ’13 GHOSTS’, ‘STAR WARS: Episode III', 'WALL-E', 'BRAVE', ‘JOHN CARTER' , ‘THE GOOD DINOSAUR’, "TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT”, and the upcoming ‘INCREDIBLES 2'


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