Currently Justin is lead texture painter at Image Engine where he has recently completed work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Neill Blomkamp's third epic CHAPPIE. He has also worked as lead texture painter at Industrial Light & Magic on Gore Verbinski's Oscar winning feature animation RANGO and as a senior texture painter with Digital Domain on Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Slayer.
Justin's passion for film and texture painting has allowed him to pursue the projects that interest him while also affording him the opportunity to work for some of the best visual effects studios in the world.
Justin specializes in a variety of texture styles from photo realistic to painterly for a wide range of feature film projects. Specifically, his expertise is in developing photo realistic textures for CG characters, animals, digital doubles, props and 3D set extensions for feature films. Justin studied Visual Effects with a concentration in texture painting and lighting at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
In 2006, Justin landed his first role as a lighting technical director working at Rhythm & Hues Studios on the Academy Award Winning Animated Feature Happy Feet. However, his passion for textures landed him a gig as a texture painter on his second feature film, The Kingdom. From there Justin's career quickly sky-rocketed from being a part of a small texture team painting the textures for The Incredible Hulk, to painting the Owlship in Zack Snyder's Watchmen for The Moving Picture Company.
“ Among the many things, which impressed me about the workshop and Justin, was his indepth knowledge of both MARI and texture painting in general as well as his ability to construct photoreal materials from seemingly disparate sources. ”
“ Justin offers great one on one direction and has a keen artistic eye for detail. Very professional with an easy going manner. I really liked the webinars where we could ask Justin questions and get really helpful feedback on our work or watch real time demos on his desktop. ”