Visual Artist Story Teller Scholar (Sketchbook Time travler)
Born Detroit Michigan
Masters Of Fine Art (Drawing and Painting)
California State University Fullerton 2005
Bachelors Of Fine Art (Illustration)
Art Center College of Design 1997
Illustration Showcase (Luzar Archives) has awarded Donivan Howard as International 200 World Best Artist Illustrator along with his work having been shown in group shows and museums across the country. Donivan Howard has created in the entertainment art experience working as an illustrator and layout artist on Disney films such as Treasure Planet, Emperors New Groove and Art Directing illustration and design problems for Navinod Art Entertainment, He has build a client list working as a character designer, visual development artist and background artist for Rhythm and Hues, Hyperion Animation and BRC Theme Park Designs. He has acquired a proficient and contemporary skill in drawing and painting due to the similarities of foundation principles within the many fields of entertainment art. He has worked and taught students from the entry-level foundation courses to entertainment art. This allows his abilities in studio entertainment art to be cohesive and diverse.
Art Director/Founder, Navinod Studio Art LLC 1/10-present
Visual Development artist and character designs for pitch books applied to TV
animation, animated films, and graphic novel stories.
Art Director, OwlPals LLC. Portland, OR 8/07-5-08
Coordinating and creating art for the overall company brand and product line of
OwlPals children’s books and TV/Film animation pitch books.
Artist / Illustrator, Disney Feature Animation, Burbank, CA 1/98-3/01
Designed characters and environment layouts for animated films and created camera
moves and story sequences. Credits include Fantasia 2000, Emperor’s New Groove,
Theme Park Artist Concept Designer, BRC,Inc., Burbank, CA 9/97-1/98
Developed the look for an ice adventure theme park for Germany. Emphasis was
on designing and drawing perspective point of views of ride flow.
Artist/Concept Designer, Microsoft, Bellevue, WA 5/96-9/96
Created and animated characters for 3D worlds on the Internet, responsible for creating
environments and story flow.
Assistant Animator, Duck Soup, Santa Monica, CA 1/96-5/96
Assisted with animating television commercials. Responsibilities
Included following through with character animation
• Illustration Showcase 200 World Best Illustrators Annual 2007-2008
• Rhythm & Hues, Culver City, CA [conceptual character designer]
• Hyperion Studios: The Proud Family, Glendale CA [layout concept artist]
• Happy House, Northridge, CA [character designer]
• Paramount, Los Angeles, CA [theme park designer]
• Concept development ranging in character, story art and environment
development using traditional media and digital applications of drawing and painting.
Well versed in animation and studio production and development.
• Painter, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Office (Windows, Mac,) Z-brush
• Digital drawing and painting on various digital drawing
American Intercontinental University, GA
Riverside Community College Riverside, CA 9/08-1/10
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 7/01-6/05
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA 1/98-1/01
CAA Collage Art Association
Society of Illustrators
AWN Animation World Network (Atlanta Los Angeles)
Southeastern College Art Association
Omega Si Phi Fraternity
the art to craftsmanship is time put into manual labor.
Disney Feature Animation Hyperion studios Rhythm and Hues Studio BRC Entertainment Mircosoft