Jennifer Ely


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Jenn Ely is based in Portland, OR, where she works as a freelance production designer and visual development artist for various commercial, film, and television projects. She began working as a painter and gallery artist after her undergrad at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and soon discovered that she missed the collaboration and growth that happens when artists work together. She decided to go back to school for Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design, and discovered her passion for world building and story telling. She then joined Laika Studios as an Art Intern, where she worked on her first animated project, The Boxtrolls.

Most recently, she has been working as an illustrator on Netflix's upcoming stop motion animated feature, Wendell & Wild, written by Jordan Peele and Henry Selick, and Directed by Selick.  She has also been freelancing as a visual development artist with Locksmith Animation on an upcoming feature, a couple animated TV series pitches with Dreamworks TV, as well as a variety of commercial pitches and productions for frequent clients, House Special and Bent Image Lab. Her most recent completed project as Production Designer, was season one of The Shivering Truth for Adult Swim, a stop motion series Directed by Cat Solen and Vernon Chatman made at Shadow Machine.

Upcoming events/ appearances:

2018 Rose City Comic Con - Artist's Allery P-02

2019 Emerald City Comic Con - Artist's Alley


Netflix, Laika Studios, Locksmith Animation, Monkeypaw Productions, Dreamworks TV, Shadow Machine, House Special, Bent Image Lab, Google, Amazon