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Sean Hargreaves

Entertainment Design


Originally from Blackpool, England, Sean moved to the United States with his parents at a young age. Having moved to Los Angeles to attend Art Center College of Design, Sean graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree and went on to design concept cars at General Motors Advanced Concepts Center for two years. In 1991 his interests moved to the film business where he has had a prolific career working on films for Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Luc Besson and others. He has worked as production designer at George Lucas'''' 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 as Star Trek Beyond, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol:2, Seven, Batman Forever, Heat, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, The Fifth Element, Shrek, Toy Story 2, The Seventh Son, 300: The Battle of Artemesia, and many others. Sean''s book "Places" was published in 2011 to great reviews. The book focuses on Sean''''s personal design work using cutting edge software to express his ideas showcasing them in lavish illustrations. Sean has lectured at Art Center, Apple Computer, Microsoft/Nokia Design Beijing, JianQiao University Shanghai, The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, and The Beijing University of Technology. In 2012 he gave a lecture on his work at Siggraph. He 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, New York. His work also featured in the exhibition "Pixar: 20 Years of Animation," at MOMA New York.


B.S. Art Center College of Design 1989 Industrial Design


Motion picture
Seventh Son
Motion picture
Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters
Motion picture
Black Sky
Motion picture
300:Rise of an Empire
Motion Picture
The Bourne Legacy
Motion picture
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Motion picture
The Cell
Motion picture
Toy Story 2
Motion picture
The Fifth Element
Motion picture
Jurassic Park: The Lost World
Motion picture
The Rock
Motion picture
Batman Forever
Motion picture
Crimson Tide
Motion picture
Motion picture
Over 60 films
Over 20 videos
Over 300 commercials
Industrial Light and Magic
Digital Domain
Rhythm and Hues
Motion picture
Star Trek Beyond
Motion Picture
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol:2
Motion Picture
Thor: Ragnarok


Motion picture industry, General Motors, Texas Instruments, IBM


Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Beijing, China
Permanent collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Pixar Exhibition, MOMA, New York


1 Art Directors Guild award
4 ADG nominations
2 AICP Awards


The Skouras Agency, Agent: Marie Perry


Art Directors Guild


Design Process 2 (ENT)
IS: From Design to Story
IS:Story & Concept Design
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