Jefferson Thomas


CalArts trained Creative Designer with twenty five years of experience designing animated media for companies large and small. Creator of bold, clickable moving graphics that delight the eye and grab the customer’s attention. Available for contract and long term design projects.

Animated shorts and PSAs, Murals, Billboards, learning software, websites, videogames, television commercials, collage, print advertising, book illustration, posters, holiday cards, animated toys, kid’s clothing line, original songs, scripts, mobile and tablet graphics, theatrical production special effects, whiteboard animations, animation and filmmaking instruction

WestEd,Shasta County Public Library, The City of Redding, The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency, The Shasta Land Trust, George Lucas Educational Foundation, PicMonkey, Visit Redding, Emily Zisman Productions, University of San Francisco, Enjoy! Magazine, VolunteerMatch, Cycle Siskiyou, Great Schools, Yahoo!, The Cascade Theatre, Win River Resort & Casino, Microsoft, Riverdeep, Kaplan Learning, Attik, Landor & Associates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, California Bicycle Coalition, WestEd, Castle in the Air, Author Daniel Botkin, Shasta Living Streets, Nintendo, Colossal Pictures, Skellington Productions, Electronic Arts, Walt Disney Pictures

Conceptual design and art direction, planning, storyboards, layout, project management, expressive drawing, sculpting, painting, character design

Graphic design and animation production for websites and software products

Illustration and design for advertising, marketing, posters, printed products

Software: Creative Cloud Suite; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, AfterEffects, InDesign

Specialties: graphic and animated media conception and production for web, tablet, print, simple illustration, fast turnaround animations, retro style design, sequential thinking, color keys, key pose animation, PSAs, motion graphics, highly creative solutions for all platforms. originality, creativity.


BFA Filmmaking, Experimental Animation

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Experimental Filmmaking and Character Animation