John Nevarez has been an artist within the animation industry for over 23 years. First working at Disney Television as a storyboard revisionist and storyboard artist on such shows as “Pepper Ann” and “Kim Possible”, and then transitioning over as a designer for DisneyToons, where he worked on “Tinkerbell”, “Kronk’s New Groove” and “Brother Bear 2”.  He then worked for Imagi Studios doing visual development for the “Astroboy” feature. In 2009, John worked at Pixar Animation Studios where he provided designs for “Cars 2”, “Monster’s University”, “Inside Out” and “Coco”. John also worked for Rovio Animation for The Angry Birds Movie and provided design work on “Pearl” for Google’s Spotlight Stories.  John provided storyboards for the Promotions group for Illumination Entertainment for “The Secret Life of Pets”. John has been an Art Director for Duncan Studios and has worked at Sony Pictures Animation providing both story and art for numerous features such as “Spider-Man:Into the SpiderVerse” and “The Emoji Movie”.  He’s provided storyboards for Locksmith Animation for their first feature “Ron’s Gone Wrong” and he provided design and story moments for Warner Bros. Feature Animation for “The Scooby Movie”. He’s now working with Alcon Entertainment.

John has also hosted workshops for The Animation Workshop in Denmark, The Icon Academy in Manila, The Animation Collaborative in Emeryville, CGMA Online, The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, the Nemo Academy in Florence, The IAMAG Conference in Paris, The Animation Centrifuge in Scotland, The Kilkenny Animated Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, the IlumaFest Festival in Puebla, Mexico and Schoolism. 

Artist Credits

  • Pepper Ann
  • Kim Possible
  • Tinkerbell
  • Kronk’s New Groove
  • Brother Bear 2
  • Astroboy
  • Cars 2
  • Monster’s University
  • Inside Out
  • Coco
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Spider-Man:Into the SpiderVerse
  • The Emoji Movie
  • The Scooby Movie