Jefferson Thomas


square rig sailor
colossal pictures designer
nightmare before christmas artist
microsoft 2d animation lead
electronic arts game designer

About Me:

Jefferson Thomas has thirty years of experience working in the animated media industry. He served as the 2d animation lead for the Microsoft Network in Redmond, WA, Production Designer and Animation Assistant at the groundbreaking and innovative animation studio Colossal Pictures in San Francisco, then fabrication artist and special effects assistant on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Jefferson is a self motivated, Independent Designer and is a CalArts graduate, so he knows his stuff.


Associate Degree in Painting and Sculpture

Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD

First Mate

Schooner Hindu Inc., Provincetown, MA

Marinero training

Brigantine Romance, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

BFA Filmmaking, Character and Experimental Animation

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Studied experimental and character animation. Emphasis on stop motion animation and the work of Oscar Fischinger.

Maya 3d animation training

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA