Gary Montalbano Concept Designer
Since his early childhood in Chicago, Illinois, Gary Montalbano has always had a passion for art, design and storytelling. Inspired to create characters and worlds that have not existed before, Gary now works as a conceptual designer, development artist and art director. His professional design work and published personal art have been influential in projects for major live action and animation entertainment studios such as Marvel Entertainment, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., ILM (Industrial, Light and Magic, Lucas film Ltd.), Film Roman/Starz, Sony, Nickelodeon, Rhythm & Hues, DreamWorks, and more than 100 other projects and clients. Gary is an independent publisher who has recently released his first art and design book, “Memories within Dreams: The Art and Concepts of Gary Montalbano,” along with numerous fine-art lithographic prints. He has also taught classes on visual development design, lectured on art, design and self-publishing, and has had over 40 group and solo exhibitions promoting his personal artwork. You can see more of Gary’s work online at www.garymontalbano.com and on Facebook.