Mark Walton Resume

Work Experience

Story artist, visual development, writer, voice actor, etc. :

  • Storyboard artist on unannounced feature for Illumination, July 2020 - present.
  • Storyboard/animatic artist on The New MFD training video for Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, April - May 2020
  • Story and script consultant, beat board illustrator on unannounced project for Frank Mosvold/Kool Produktion AS, April - May 2020
  • Illustration, visual development, layout, additional writing, consultant on I Eat Poop for Mark Pett, Jan. 2020 - present
  • Story artist on Friends of the Angels for Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Jan. - Feb. 2020
  • Story artist, visual development artist, consultant and writer on Ella Bella Bingo for Kool Produktion AS, March 2018 - July 2019
  • Story and visual development artist on Animal League for Warner Animation Group, June 2018 - May 2019
  • Story Artist on Ella Bella Bingo for Kool Produktion AS, March - October 2018
  • Story Artist on Luck for Skydance. March 2018
  • Story Artist on Playmobil: The Movie for On Animation, July 2017 - March 2018
  • Story Artist on Angry Birds 2 for Rovio Animation, November 2016 - June 2017
  • Story Artist on OldZilla for Original Force, May - September 2016
  • Story artist on Blazing Samurai for Mass Animation, January - May 2016
  • Writer, consultant, concept & story artist on High in the Clouds for RGH Entertainment, September 2015 - February 2016
  • Writer and story artist on Steel Heart (working title for NextGen) for Ken Duncan Studios and BaoZhou, April - Dec. 2015
  • Story artist and additional writer on Duck Duck Goose for Patchwork Entertainment and Original Force, April 2014 - April 2015
  • Story artist on Robodog for Marza Animation Planet, April - Dec. 2013
  • Additional story/visual development for Blue Sky Studios on Epic and Rio 2, March – August 2012

Story/vis. dev. Artist for DreamWorks Animation, February 2010 – December 2011:

  • Story artist for Rocky and Bullwinkle theatrical short
  • Story/conceptual/visual development for B.O.O.
  • Additional story/visual development/ voice of Racing Official for Turbo
  • Concept, visual development and story artist for Thriller Night short
  • Story artist for The Pig Who Cried Werewolf short
  • Contributing writer and story artist on Shrek 4 DVD Yule Log special
  • Contributing writer/story artist on Shrek 4 DVD Christmas Spectacular

Visual Development and story artist on Gnomeo and Juliet, Miramax Films, April – October 2009

Employed by Walt Disney Animation Studios (aka Walt Disney Feature Animation) January 1997 – December 2009:

  • Story Artist/writer for Princess and the Frog bumper ads, 2009
  • Visual Development on King of the Elves, 2009
  • Visual development and voice of Rhino the Hamster in Bolt, 2008
  • Visual development and story artist on Joe Jump, 2005 – 2008
  • Visual development and story artist on Rapunzel and Rapunzel Unbraided, 2004 – 2005
  • Visual development and story artist on Meet the Robinsons, 2004
  • Visual development, story artist, and voice of Goosey Loosey on Chicken Little, 2003
  • Story artist and writer on My Peoples, 2001 – 2002
  • Story artist, writer and voice of Barry and Bob in Home on the Range, 2000 – 2001
  • Additional story art for The Emperor’s New Groove, 1999
  • Visual development and story artist on Wild Life, 1998 – 2000
  • Story artist on Tarzan, 1997 – 1998

Teaching experience:

  • Teacher, Digital Storyboarding for CGMA, Winter 2018 - present
  • Teacher, Advanced Story Development at Cal Arts, Fall 2001 – Spring 2005
  • Teacher, Digital Storyboarding at Academy of Art San Francisco, Fall 2010
  • Adjunct Professor - Digital Storyboarding, Drawing and Perspective, Design and Color Theory, Gesture Drawing, Westwood College, Inland Empire Campus, October 2012 - March 2013
  • Teacher (Story, Character Development) and guest advisor for student films at UVU in Orem, Utah: March 2008, July 2010, and July 2011
  • Artist in residence, teacher, and workshop leader (Storyboarding, Writing, Comedy, Improv, Character Development, Concept Development, etc.) at Sofa Studios in Taipei, Taiwan, May 12 – 23, 2008
  • Teacher/workshop leader, Storyboarding and Character Development, for DCI in Taipei and Kaoshiung, Taiwan, May 25 – June 4, 2006
  • Curriculum advisor for UVU animation program, Spring 2004

Honors:

  • Nominated for an Annie Award for voicing “Rhino” in Bolt, 2009
  • Member of the Board of Directors, ASIFA Hollywood, 2011-2014

Education:

  • Utah State University, BFA in Illustration, 1990-1995

Published works:

  • Writer and artist, “What is Torch Tiger?” story in What is Torch Tiger? graphic novel anthology, Paul Briggs, 2009
  • Writer and artist, “Who is Rocket Johnson?” story in Who is Rocket Johnson? graphic novel anthology, Paul Briggs, 2008
  • Story Sketch Artist and Performer in the Walt Disney “Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical Discovery Adventure” North American Mall Tour, February – June 1996
  • Co-creator, co-writer, and artist of “Campus Wildlife”, bi-weekly comic strip for The Utah Statesman (USU campus newspaper), 1993 -1995