Karen deJong

Karen deJong Currently
Assistant Art Director, Wilbur Robinson, Walt Disney Feature Animation

Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, Matte painter, Weta Digital, NZ

1997 - 2003
Walt Disney Feature Animation, 3D Texture & Background Painter, Chicken Little
Visual Development

Mickey's Philharmagic, Chicken Little, Princess Diaries, Down and Under, Wild Life, Dinosaur

Digital Background Painter, Atlantis Teaser

Wonderful World of Disney, Gone in 60 Seconds, Dinosaur


Senior CGI Art Director, Digital Matte Painter, Warner Digital

Contact, Batman & Robin
Sphere tests

1994 -1997

Art Department Supervisor
Art Director/Digital Matte Painter, VIFX

Volcano, Out to Sea, Thor, Jingle All The Way, First Wives Club, The Relic, Down Periscope, Waiting to Exhale, Dusk Till Dawn, Broken Arrow, Power Rangers, Sudden Death, Dolores Claiborne, Miracle on 34th Street, Captain Zoom, The Shinning, Domesto Hygiene, Lotrimin, Cathay Pacific, Chrysler, Madonna-Jun, Acura Legend, Dae Woo

Digital Matte Painter

Speed, Sony Image Works

1991 - 1994

Digital Matte Painter, Dream Quest Images

The Mask, Shawshank Redemption, Wyatt Earp, Little Big League, The Three Musketeers, The Crow, Coneheads, Levis

Traditional Matte Painting

Free Jack, Final Analysis

Lead Model Painter

The Asteroid Adventure, Star Quest Adventure, The Batman Adventure, Hechinger, Soft & Dry, Chrysler


The New York Studio School (scholarship)
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
Ontario College of Art, A.O.C.A., Honors