Kevin Jenkins (UK)
Supervising Art Director at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) London
After 13 years as an artist working in publishing, advertising, and games, Kevin Jenkins joined the VFX Industry on the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs series, before working on various shows as a Senior Digital Matte Painter and Lead Environment TD, including the Oscar ®-winning Golden Compass.
After working as a Digital Environment Supervisor for several years, it was Jenkin’s experience as Art Director on Steven Spielberg’s 2011 film, War Horse, which inspired his partnership with Rick Carter and much of the unit he would work with closely for the next several years.
As Art Director and Lead Concept Artist, Jenkins led this unit onto over 50 visual development projects, covering a huge range of work including the Zombie waves of World War Z, the intricate sets for Zero Dark Thirty, the creatures and characters of Dredd, the exo-suits and aliens for Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow and the environments of Marvel Studio’s Thor 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Jenkins now serves as Supervising Art Director at ILM London.
ILM Feature Films credits
2015 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKES – Visual Effects Art Director
2015 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON – Visual Effects Art Director
Prior 'Framestore' Credits:
2015 JUPITER ASCENDING – Concept Artist
2015 THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – Concept Artist
2014 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – Visual Effects Art Director
2014 EDGE OF TOMORROW – Visual Effects Art Director
2014 WINTERS TALE – Visual Effects Art Director
2014 DRACULA UNTOLD – Visual Effects Art Director/Concept Artist
2014 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – Visual Effects Art Director
2013 47 RONIN – Visual Effets Art Director
2013 R.I.P.D – Visual Effects Art Director
2013 WORLD WAR Z – Visual Effects Art Director
2013 THOR: THE DARK WORLD – Concept Artist
2012 WRATH OF THE TITANS – Visual Effects Art Director
2012 LINCOLN - Illustrator
2012 DREDD – Concept Artist
2011 WAR HORSE – Visual Effects Art Director
2010 PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME – Digital Environment Supervisor/Visual Effects Art Director
2010 CLASH OF THE TITANS – Digital Environment Supervisor
2008 AUSTRALIA – Digital Environment Supervisor
2008 THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN – Environment Supervisor
2007 THE GOLDEN COMPASS – Digital Matte Painter
2006 SUPERMAN RETURNS – Matte Painter
2005 HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE – Creature Texture Painter
2004 AVP: ALIEN VS PREDATOR – Digital Matte Artist
Kevin is a speaker at Semi Permanent 2016.