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Jonathan Hoekstra

Concept Artist Generalist

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Jon Hoekstra is a Matte Painter, Concept Artist, and Visual Development Artist who has worked for companies such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, eclipse, and Walt Disney Imagineering. He has previously taught at Art Center College of Design, from which he received his BA in Illustration - Entertainment Arts in 2013.


Background Painting and Layout Design Mentorship

Background and Layout for Animation


One of the best instructors I had so far, really learned a lot from him


Jonathan was absolutely lovely and his somewhat laid back but thorough approach to helping us with feedback was awesome!


Very fun person to learn from, he made classes interesting and kept things interesting without taking away from the lessons.


Great instructor. Really cares about sharing knowledge and the success of the students. Would love to take another class with him.


Jonathan is a fantastic instructor. He is very generous with sharing knowledge. He gives great feedback and provided us with some very useful demos.


Incredible mentor and pushed the students to do better. I feel the honesty was what I needed to improve my skills.