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Paul Duncan

Paul Duncan

Paul is originally from Northern Ireland. He got his unlikely career in Art as a stained glass apprentice there.
The five year apprenticeship had him draw, design and color many stained glass window in churches and cathedrals all over Ireland.
Paul Then travelled the world from 20 to 25 years old, working in glass shops and advertising houses from Australia to Mexico.
On arrival to Los Angeles Paul worked at Hamagami Carrol advertising agency working as a lead artist.
In 1994 Paul joined Warner Bros animation as a background painter as his first job in the animation field.
He worked for Dreamworks Interactive from 1995 to 1997 on various interactive projects.
He Joined Dreamworks on Dec 1997 as BG supervisor on Joseph- King of Dreams.
He has worked on many films at Dreamworks since including ElDorado, Spirit, Sinbad, Over the hedge, Bee Movie, Shrek 4.
Paul has worked in various roles throughout these movies: BG painter, Surfacer, MattePainter and Visual development artist.
Paul then became Art Director on Croods from Jan 2010 to August 2012.
He is currently helping out on Penguins Movie as a vis dev artist.