Character Designer on Nickelodeon's Sanjay & Craig

The Sanjay Tumblr posted my ‘Bling Shark’ design in honor of #sharkweek. If you look at it closely, there’s a decent amount of homage paid to Jaws and Quint’s drawing as well as the brave soldiers who were lost on the USS Indianapolis… also, Gerald from ‘Hey Arnold’.


sanjayandcraig:

Live every week like it’s (YOLO) Shark Week. 
The Sanjay Tumblr posted my ‘Bling Shark’ design in honor of #sharkweek. If you look at it closely, there’s a decent amount of homage paid to Jaws and Quint’s drawing as well as the brave soldiers who were lost on the USS Indianapolis… also, Gerald from ‘Hey Arnold’.


sanjayandcraig:

Live every week like it’s (YOLO) Shark Week. 

The Sanjay Tumblr posted my ‘Bling Shark’ design in honor of #sharkweek. If you look at it closely, there’s a decent amount of homage paid to Jaws and Quint’s drawing as well as the brave soldiers who were lost on the USS Indianapolis… also, Gerald from ‘Hey Arnold’.

sanjayandcraig:

Live every week like it’s (YOLO) Shark Week. 

Messing around with Photoshops animation tab.
Messing around with Photoshops animation tab.

Messing around with Photoshops animation tab.

Sometimes, after working on Sanjay & Craig all day… I draw Sanjay & Craig.
Sometimes, after working on Sanjay & Craig all day… I draw Sanjay & Craig.

Sometimes, after working on Sanjay & Craig all day… I draw Sanjay & Craig.

Playing with new brushes and showing a little @outlawscumfudge  love. #art #prisonpit  (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)
Playing with new brushes and showing a little @outlawscumfudge  love. #art #prisonpit  (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Playing with new brushes and showing a little @outlawscumfudge love. #art #prisonpit (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Work has been very intense lately… a quick 5 minute scribble to cleanse the palate. 
Work has been very intense lately… a quick 5 minute scribble to cleanse the palate. 
Work has been very intense lately… a quick 5 minute scribble to cleanse the palate. 

Work has been very intense lately… a quick 5 minute scribble to cleanse the palate. 

Read it and weep internets! @punksgitcut love. #art #animation #sanjayandcraig #comiccon #friendship (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)
Read it and weep internets! @punksgitcut love. #art #animation #sanjayandcraig #comiccon #friendship (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Read it and weep internets! @punksgitcut love. #art #animation #sanjayandcraig #comiccon #friendship (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

I romanced the bean this morning.  I’m exhausted. #coffee #art #sketchbook #burbank #ink  (at Romancing The Bean)
I romanced the bean this morning.  I’m exhausted. #coffee #art #sketchbook #burbank #ink  (at Romancing The Bean)

I romanced the bean this morning. I’m exhausted. #coffee #art #sketchbook #burbank #ink (at Romancing The Bean)

#tbt of me and @littlethurop in a record. I miss your dirty bearded face friend. #sanjayandcraig (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)
#tbt of me and @littlethurop in a record. I miss your dirty bearded face friend. #sanjayandcraig (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

#tbt of me and @littlethurop in a record. I miss your dirty bearded face friend. #sanjayandcraig (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Found a bunch of stuff from my #spongebob internship back in 2011. #nickelodeon #animation
Found a bunch of stuff from my #spongebob internship back in 2011. #nickelodeon #animation

Found a bunch of stuff from my #spongebob internship back in 2011. #nickelodeon #animation

Just finished an episode with a ton of #tufflips when he was a movie star… This is from memory 20+ tufflips drawings later. #sanjayandcraig #nickelodeon #art #animation  (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)
Just finished an episode with a ton of #tufflips when he was a movie star… This is from memory 20+ tufflips drawings later. #sanjayandcraig #nickelodeon #art #animation  (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Just finished an episode with a ton of #tufflips when he was a movie star… This is from memory 20+ tufflips drawings later. #sanjayandcraig #nickelodeon #art #animation (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

A drawing before a drawing… Also, #curbdawgz … #sanjayandcraig #art #animation #illneverfinishthisepisode
A drawing before a drawing… Also, #curbdawgz … #sanjayandcraig #art #animation #illneverfinishthisepisode

A drawing before a drawing… Also, #curbdawgz … #sanjayandcraig #art #animation #illneverfinishthisepisode

Episode breakdown brainstorm with my art director for the ‘Jonny Appleseed’ of the Sanjay & Craig universe. Perry Picklepuss. #art #animation #sanjayandcraig #nickelodeon  (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)
Episode breakdown brainstorm with my art director for the ‘Jonny Appleseed’ of the Sanjay & Craig universe. Perry Picklepuss. #art #animation #sanjayandcraig #nickelodeon  (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Episode breakdown brainstorm with my art director for the ‘Jonny Appleseed’ of the Sanjay & Craig universe. Perry Picklepuss. #art #animation #sanjayandcraig #nickelodeon (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

I’m too busy to finish him… But I tried… #daredevil #art
I’m too busy to finish him… But I tried… #daredevil #art

I’m too busy to finish him… But I tried… #daredevil #art

Anonymous asked:
Does Nickelodeon make you work the weekend with paid or do you volunteer?

Hi Anon,

They totally pay me. I’m never doing anything there for free unless I come in to work on freelance (for another studio/client) or personal work… but then I’m not ‘working’. All artists at Nickelodeon are a part of the Animation Union, and it would be a big ‘No-no’ in their eyes to do something like that. It’s a slippery slope.

~Steven