Sean Hargreaves

Originally from Blackpool, England, Sean has had a prolific career working on films for Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Luc Besson and many more. He has worked as a Production Designer at George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic, James Cameron's Digital Domain, as well as a Matte Painter at Rhythm and Hues Studios. His talent encompasses Production Design, Concept Design, Illustration and Photography. Sean has worked on such diverse films such as Seven, Batman Forever, Heat, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, The Fifth Element, Shrek, Toy Story 2, Star Trek Beyond, Avengers, Spiderman: No Way Home, Star wars Episode IV and many others. Sean has lectured at the Art Center College of Design, Apple Computer Industrial Design team, Microsoft / Nokia Design Beijing, Otis College of Art and Design, The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, The Beijing University of Technology, Jian Qiao University in Shanghai, and Siggraph. Sean has won the AICP Award twice and has been nominated for four Art Director Guild Awards, winning one. His work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City and has been featured in the exhibition 'PIXAR:20 Years of Animation' at MOMA in New York City.

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).