+1-415-652-4325 | hartman.willie@gmail.com | resume
+1-415-652-4325 | hartman.willie@gmail.com | resume 

Animation & Art

Duskwalk - my thesis film from animation school! I made everything from scratch but the music. I’m proud of the overall story and the ambition of the project.

Below are some sketches and paintings that are essentially ancient history - drawing is a big part of how I communicate, and lately I whiteboard more than anything else. 

In addition to my training and general knowledge of the world of animation, I spent a few years at Illumination Entertainment and was a part of their production and story development departments for Despicable Me 2, The Secret Life of Pets, The Minions and The Grinch.

During this time, I was fortunate to learn a huge amount about storytelling, blockbuster media, animation production techniques and balancing artistry with economy. Illumination is a one of a kind place with masterful talent at every level, and witnessing their process taught me so much.