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Alan Jergens

Alan Jergens

I attended Otis College of Design in Los Angeles before beginning a 15 year career with the Walt Disney Company. This along with 12 years working in the film and television fields has provided me with a wealth of knowledge and experience. AJDF brings an amazing visual product to private clientele with distinctive custom murals and decorative finishes.



Qualifications Summary

A seasoned illustrator/ art director with extensive experience creating, developing and executing concept/ theme oriented projects. An innovative leader and motivator possessing solid convictions, morals and business ethics. Highly developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Exceptional visual and instructional skills.

Career Experience

AJDF CEO 2010-present-
Concept, design and execution of murals and decorative finish.

IATSE Local 729 2005-present
Set Painter/ Faux Finisher/ Sign writer/ Gang Boss

Shows include: Go On, Body of Proof, Jake in Progress, How I Met Your Mother, Kitchen Confidential, The Loop, Reba, Stacked, 12the Man, Southern Comfort, Bones, The Winner, Singles Table, Heroes, My Name is Earl, House, Greek, Samantha Who, Sons of Anarchy, Flashforward, Under Cover, Mistresses

Features include: Step Brothers, Semi Pro, Star Trek, Acts Of Valor, Alvin 2, Priest, Road Trip

As a faux finish specialist/set painter my responsibilities include developing and applying a variety of specialty paint finishes to television and motion picture production sets. I work closely with art directors and production designers in creating specific and unique finishes that will enhance the desired look of the project.

Scenario Design 2004-2005
Scenic Lead, Supervisor

As Scenic Lead/ Supervisor my responsibilities included: overseeing the construction, fabrication and paint of various themed projects; coordinating with project management, departmental leads and art directors in bringing the desired effects to fruition; managing character paint efforts on location; directing and managing 3-12 man crews in the development and application of specialty character paint techniques.

Projects include: *Space Mountain graphics package installation, Disneyland *Mobile food cart fabrication and paint, (set of 30), Hong Kong Disneyland *Splash Mountain rehab, Disneyland *Tower of Terror Elevators, Tokyo Disneyland

EB Effects 2003-Present
Scenic Lead, Supervisor

As Scenic Lead my responsibilities included: participating in the construction and fabrication while overseeing the paint of various themed projects; coordinating with project management and art directors in achieving the desired paint finishes; directing and managing 3-5 man crews in the development and application of specialty character paint techniques.

Projects include: *Clopin's Music Box, Woody's Wonder Wagon, Slinky Dog 3D Signage, Blazin' Bucaroos, Manic Mirrors, Carsland props, Rock Candy Mountain, Tarzan Tree House, Alice Tea Cup Ride, Jungle Cruise, HKDL Tomorrowland Eatery, signage and props, *Hyperdrive Gates, Costuming?

Walt Disney Attractions, Japan 2000-2001
Senior Production Designer

As field art director my duties included assessing work scope on specific projects, interpreting and implementing colorboard information, development and application of paint process. I managed and coordinated multiple crews of 3-10 painters at multiple locations working directly with the senior vice president and art directors to achieve the desired finish and overall look of the theme park.
Projects include: Mermaid Lagoon and Mysterious Island Fortress Castles

Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA 1997-2003
Lead Illustrator

With the new rides and attractions division of WDI, I worked closely with the senior vice president and art directors in developing color direction and design on three-dimensional models as well as architectural renderings. I led crews of 2-8 painters under various time constraints and various project scope. I directed and developed concept as well as material research and experimental application.

Projects include: Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, California Adventure

Bill Anderson/Mural Makers, N. Hollywood, CA 1993-1997
Assistant Scenic/Local 816

As a scenic painter my responsibilities included developing and maintaining the highest level of quality in the given time constraints for murals, props and signage used in the Disney theme parks, Disney stores, mall tours and promotional venues worldwide.

Otis College of Design, Los Angeles, CA 1996

As an instructor of junior and senior level illustration technique I taught both traditional and digital application. I conceived and directed various projects designed to develop the individual student’s skill levels.

Art and Technology, Burbank, CA/ Orlando, FL 1990
Lead Paint

As a lead painter at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida my responsibilities included working with the designers and art directors to achieve the desired finish and overall look of various venues. I also worked closely with the effects designer in providing both artistic and physical assistance in developing and installing ride effects.

Freelance Experience 1988-2008

My 27 years experience freelancing in the LA area has equipped me with a wealth of knowledge encompassing many arenas and many disciplines. Some of these include: (Digital) Photoshop, Ultrafractal , Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, (Traditional) Airbrush, Automotive painting, Watercolor rendering, Acrylic rendering, Gouache rendering, Mural/scenic and Prop painting, Faux finish, Blacklight

Some of my freelance clients include: E.B Effects, Disney Publishing, Mattel Toys, Disney Stores, Hanna Barbara Studios, Disney Consumer Products, Elwell Associates, Show Technologies, Universal Studios, Disney Graphics (WDI), Imagein Leather, Isabella Fiore, Children’s Space, Rubin Procoppio, Dreamworks SKG, Enesco, LA Zoo, Stunts Unlimited, Barwood Films, Barbara Streisand Estates, Tool INC.


Lake-Sumter Community College, Leesburg, FL A.A. 1980-1982

I excelled in general studies focusing on Illustration/ Commercial Art. I graduated with honors (Dean’s list) having participated in the athletics department and photography department.

Otis Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA B.A. 1985-1988

I excelled in general studies focusing on Illustration/ Communication Design. I graduated with honors (Dean’s list).