Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson

Figment LLC

Concept artist and illustrator in Studio City, Los Angeles County, California

About Barry

Barry Jackson’s designs and artwork have contributed to the look of over 20 feature films including Shrek, The Nightmare before Christmas, Ron Howard’s The Grinch, and Horton Hears a Who, The Prince of Egypt, and Firebreather.

He has worked as a professional artist for musicians such as Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, ZZ Top, and The Band.

He directed animatics for interactive games such as: Medal of Honor, Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth, and Strike Force.

Danny Diamondback, his first children’s book, published by Harper Collins, which he both wrote and illustrated, teaches that an individual has the power to transcend a stigma. His screenplay based on this book has been optioned, financed, and recently announced as a production at Cannes.


Name: Barry Jackson

Lives in: Studio City, Los Angeles County, California

Company: Figment LLC

Occupation: Concept Artist and Illustrator

Unique traits: The business of creating art has been my passion. My career has always been about problem solving with art, because I believe art can do and say so many things.

Credits

  • Rise of the Empire

    Rise of the Empire (2016)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Art department Outraged by crushing oppression and mysterious deaths, freedom fighter Nyla Tardun weighs the personal consequences of leading a rag-tag band of would-be-Rebels against the genocidal appetite of an insane Empress and her vicious personal assassin.

  • Escape from Planet Earth

    Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Production designer The story takes place on planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. Written by Websurfer

  • Firebreather

    Firebreather (2010)
    TV Movie (Animation, Action and Fantasy) Production designer All Duncan wants is to be a normal kid in a normal school. Until he realizes he is something very far away from normal.

  • Horton Hears a Who!

    Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Art department One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home, but this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbors, who refuse to believe that anything could survive on the speck. Still, Horton stands by the motto that, "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small." Written by Griffin84

  • The Ant Bully

    The Ant Bully (2006)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Production designer This is the story of a ten-year-old boy named Lucas Nickle, who has just moved to a new neighborhood, has no friends, and is the target for the local bully and his gang. His parents are leaving for a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, so they are too busy to attend to his problems. His sister is distracted by her cellular phone, and the grandmother is obsessed with UFOs and aliens. Lucas is constantly being beat up by the obese yet intimidating neighborhood bully. Because he cannot fight back, he takes out his anger on an anthill in his front yard; He kicks it, stomps it, squirts it with his water gun, and floods it with a hose. This terrifies the ants, who call Lucas the Destroyer. One wizard ant, known as Zoc being a hopeful and adventurous type, is trying to solve this dilemma. He tries to devise a magic potion that he believes will solve all their problems. As the plan to shrink Lucas down to their size with a magic potion and forcing him to live like an ant within the colony--an ... Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

  • Medal of Honor: Rising Sun

    Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (2003)
    Video Game (Action, Adventure, History and War) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Shrek

    Shrek (2001)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew When a green ogre named Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out with a very loud donkey by his side to 'persuade' Farquaad to give Shrek his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is awaiting her true love in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek, an ugly ogre, begin to fall in love with the lovely princess, but Fiona is also hiding a huge secret. Written by Film_Fan

  • Titan A.E.

    Titan A.E. (2000)
    Film (Animation, Action, Adventure, Family and 1 More) Art department In the year 3028 A.D., Earth is being attacked by the Drej, which are aliens made of pure energy! The Drej mother-ship destroys Earth with an energy beam just as hundreds of space vehicles manage to escape with the last of mankind aboard! One of the escapees is Sam's young son Cale, who carries with him a ring given to him by his father. Fifteen years later, Cale works on a salvage station, eking out a rough life and hating his father for having disappeared aboard the Titan so long ago. Without a home planet, surviving humans have been reduced to outer space drifters and are constantly bullied and looked down on by other space-faring races. A human captain named Joseph Korso and his pilot Akima seek out Cale and explain that he must help them find the Titan which contains a mechanism that will create a new Earth and therefore unite all of humanity. Meanwhile, the Drej wants to find the Titan so that they can destroy it. With Korso's help, Cale discovers that the ring his father gave ... Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
    Film (Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Art department Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. Written by Filmfreak <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

  • Los gringos

    Los gringos (1999)
    Film (Animation and Short) Production designer Add a Plot »

  • The Prince of Egypt

    The Prince of Egypt (1998)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Biography, Drama and 3 More) Art department This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
    Film (Animation, Family, Fantasy and Musical) Animation department Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

  • Cool World

    Cool World (1992)
    Film (Animation, Comedy and Fantasy) Art department Jack Deebs is a cartoonist who is due to be released from jail. His comic book "Cool World" describes a zany world populated by "doodles" (cartoon characters) and "noids" (humanoids). What Jack did't realize is that Cool World really does exist, and a "doodle" scientist has just perfected a machine which links Cool World with our world. Intrigued at seeing his creations come to life, Jack is nonetheless wary as he knows that not everything in Cool World is exactly friendly. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

  • Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

    Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990)
    Television (Animation, Short, Comedy, Drama and 2 More) Art department Many different cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, the Muppet Babies and Garfield join forces to convince Michael, a teenage boy that drugs aren't cool. His sister, Corey, is worried about him because he's started acting differently than he used to. Many of her cartoon tie-in toys come to life, to help find her stolen piggy bank, ending up in the boy's room, finding Michael's stash of drugs, and also finding out that Michael was the one who stole Corey's money to buy marijuana! The various cartoon characters then proceed to band together, and take Michael on a fantasy journey to teach him the risks a life of drug use can bring. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

  • Starchaser: The Legend of Orin

    Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
    Film (Adventure, Animation and Sci-Fi) Animation department Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker are treated like slaves under the power of the evil overlord Zygon until one, Orin, unearths the hilt of a mythical sword that only he can master. Escaping the planet, he runs into the rogue smuggler Dagg and a pair of helpful droids and the princess, who all team up to return to the Mine-World with a plan to defeat Zygon and free Orin's enslaved people. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

  • American Pop

    American Pop (1981)
    Film (Animation, Drama and Music) Art department "American Pop" is the animated story of a very talented and troubled family starting with 19th century Russia and moving through several generations of musicians. The film covers American popular music from the pre-jazz age through rhythm and blues, 1950s rock 'n' roll, drug-laden psychedelia, and punk rock, finally ending with the onset of New Wave in the early 1980s. Written by Anonymous

  • The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings (1978)
    Film (Animation, Adventure and Fantasy) Animation department A young Hobbit named Frodo (Guard) is thrown on an amazing adventure, when he is appointed the job of destroying the one ring which was created by the dark lord Sauron. He is assigned with warriors including Gandalf (Squire), Aragorn (Hurt) and Boromir (Cox). It's not going to be an easy journey for the Fellowship of the Ring, on the ultimate quest to rid Middle-Earth of all evil. Written by Film_Fan

Awards

  • 2011 Telly Award for Best Production Design for a Animated Television Feature

Education

  • Art Center College of Design
    (1977-1981)

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