Benton Jew

Benton Jew, a professional illustrator / storyboard artist / comic artist for the last 34 years, lives in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from The Academy of Art / USF in San Francisco; and in 1988, started working at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) where he became a Visual Effects Art Director. Benton stayed at ILM for 13 years, providing art and design for commercials, attractions and feature films including: "Ghostbusters 2," "The Mask," "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace," "Men In Black 1 & 2." After joining the ADG, Benton worked on such high-profile films as: "Terminator 3," "The Incredible Hulk," "Logan" and "Wonder Woman." In his spare time, he has created his own self-published comics, he has worked on comics for independent publishers, and he has worked for Marvel Comics.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/15


Tales From The Front Lines: ADG Veteran Illustrators Talk About Flexibility And Learning To Be Successful In Your Career

Saturday 10/15 1:20PM - 2:20PM Room 208

Art Directors Guild, Phil Saunders, Eric Ramsey, Sean Hargreaves, Benton Jew

Four longtime veterans of the industry, who began their careers from a variety of backgrounds, discuss the changing nature of the industry. Subject matter, budgets, working methods, and other aspects of the creative process always seem to be in flux – so how does an artist stay relevant and have a long career? You’ll hear what these veterans have done to adapt, change and evolve in order to stay on the leading edge of the film industry. Participants will also take questions from the audience.

Moderated by Benton Jew (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Wonder Woman, Logan). Panelists include: Sean Hargreaves (Star Trek Beyond, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Thir13en Ghosts), Eric Ramsey (Iron Man, Contact, Apollo 13), and Phil Saunders (Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, TRON: Legacy, Kingsman: The Golden Circle).