As the son of a graphic designer, Rion Vernon began his freelance career at the age of eight years old. Since then he has contributed his unique vision to a wide variety of feature films, video games and multi-media projects. His client roster includes DreamWorks, Stan Winston Studio, Electronic Arts, Sony Pictures, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema and many others.

Rion has also designed numerous licensing and merchandising products for a variety of clients, as well as for his own personal projects.

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Resume:

DIC Entertainment Aug.’93 - Dec ‘93

  • Advertising department
  • Character design for Christmas Special “Jingle Bell Rock”

Stan Winston Studio Nov ’94 – June ‘96

  • Character design for “Lost World”
  • Personal painting for Michael Jackson
  • Storyboard artist and make up designer for Michael Jackson’s video “Ghosts”
  • Stan Winston Studio interior shop murals and Christmas cards.
  • Character designer for James Cameron’s “Avatar”
  • Character designer for Stan Winston’s “Haunted House”
  • Character designer for Stan Winston’s “Monster Hockey”

Dream Works Television Animation June ’96 – Dec ‘96

  • Production artist and character designer for “Toonsylvania”
  • Character designer for video release “Joseph”

Metropolis Publications Jan ’97 – March ‘97

  • Character design for “Cursed Amusement”

DreamWorks Interactive / Electronic Arts March ’97 – Aug ’01

Character design for the following:

  • Tai-Fu
  • Tai-Fu II
  • Exile
  • The Masses Hyde
  • Superheroes
  • Clive Barker’s “Undying”
  • Dick Sleezy’s Fabulous Million Dollar Island
  • Wrestling Freaks
  • Soaked
  • Slipshod
  • Harry Potter
  • Road Rash II
  • Dead Center

  

FREELANCE WORK:

Orion Search Partners Aug '01

  • Logo design

Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon March ’02 – April ’02

  • Character design for feature film, “Inter-stellar Pig”

Scott Langteau April '02

  • Illustration for the children's book "Sofa Boy" 

Sony Interactive  May ’02

  • Character design for "John Henry" video game

 Stan Winston Studio  Aug – Sept ‘02

  • Character design for AREA 51 video game

 Drac in a Box  Nov ’02

  • Character design / logo for clothing store

Narcisse Designs Dec '02

  • Logo design

Cinema Secrets May '03

  • Catalogue cover illustration

Spark Interactive May '03

  • Character design for company logo
  • Storyboard for animated company logo

 Embrace Films  Oct '03

  • Sound design for "Wounded Love"

 BC Ethic Oct '03

  • Branding illustration for clothing company

 New Line Cinema Oct '03

  • Pre production illustration for "Son of Mask"
  • Storyboards for "Son of Mask"

 Messex Toys Oct '03

  • Conceptual design for "Alternateens" figures

 Volcanik Jan '04

  • Album cover illustration

 Rock & Roll Photography Jan '04

  • Logo design and illustration

 1313 Magazine Feb '04

  • Illustration for magazine

 Sony Interactive April '04

  • Character design for "My Monster"

 Necronic Nov '04

  • Website illustration

 Townsend Nov '04

  • Character design for "Zodiac" video game
  • Vehicle design for "Zodiac" video game

Doughboy Pizza Jan '05

  • Logo design

Bronx Casket Co Jan '05

  • Album cover illustration

Epitaph Records May '05

  • Illustration for album cover

Rei Photography June '06

  • Website and logo design

Heckles and Twitch 2006 - 2010

  • Website graphic design
  • Website sound design
  • Website promotional photography
  • Promotional illustration
  • Promotional sound design
  • Soundtrack for short film

Leatherotics Corset Co Aug '06

  • Logo design

Brash Entertainment Oct '08

  • Character design for "Cowboys and Aliens" Video game

 No More Kings June '09

  • Costume design for "Cosmonaut Petey" short film
  • Video production for "Cosmonaut Petey"
  • Sound design for "Cosmonaut Petey"

Nickelodeon Sept 2008

  • Character design for animated series "Plastic Fantastic"

 Universal Music Group Feb '09

  • Character design for "Soulja Boy" music video

 Emerald Nuts May '09

  • Storyboard for "Nut Snob" commercial
  • Character design for "Nut Snob" commercial

Stoopid Buddy Stoodio 2008 - 2010

  • Character Design for animated short "Superbago"
  • Website graphic design for animated series "Superbago"
  • Character design for animated series "LARP"
  • Voice over work for "Untitled" teaser

Virtual Army audio software company Aug 2010

  • Graphic design for website

Stoopid Buddy Stoodio - 2016 - 2018

  • I.P. Development (undisclosed projects)
  • Design and Illustration for promotional activity book
  • Design and illustration for company sticker book
  • Layout and design for Animation Magazine
  • llustration for Annie Awards program
  • Studio interior design and fabrication
  • Design and illustration for promotional cards
  • Design and illustration for company patches
  • Design and illustration for company pins
  • Design and fabrication for convention booth
  • Design and illustration for company Christmas cards
  • Design and illustration for company shirts
  • Design and illustration for company notebook
  • Character Design, environment design and branding development for "Crossing Swords"

Disney XD - 2016 and 2017

  • Character and environment design for "Haunted Mansion" Halloween spots.

Ziploc - 2016

  • Character and environment design for "Ziplock" commercial

Monopoly - 2016

  • Production design for board game commercial

Sony Crackle - 2016 and 2017

  • Design and illustration for Supermansion "Christmas" and "Halloween" specials

Lego - 2017

  • Design for online promotional images

PlayDoh - 2017

  • Character and environment design for commercial

Sony - 2017

  • Design and layout for "Rabbids" feature film presentation

Robot Chicken - 2017

  • Character design for "Road Hogs" segment

Rob Zombie - 2017

  • Conceptual designs for undisclosed project

20th Century Fox Television - 2016

  • Character and environment design for "Simpsons Couch Gag".

Hasbro - 2017

  • Graphic design for "Transformers" commercial

Super Seven - 2017

  • Character and environment design for "The Worst" animated project

Jon Favreau - 2017

  • Environment design for "Chef Show"
  • Design for "Challenge Coin"

Justin Roiland - 2017

  • Character and environment development for "Gloop World"

Pepperidge Farm - 2017 and 2018

  • Character and environment design for "Goldfish" commercials

Dreamwork's Animation - 2018

  • Character design for "Captain Underpants" segment

Carl's JR - 2017 and 2018

  • Character and environment design for commercial

 

Since 2002, Rion has also developed a variety of personal, multi-media projects. Much of this work is showcased here in his portfolio.