Alumni Spotlight recognizes a chosen Kubert School alum showcasing their work and journey after The Kubert School.
- Alumni Spotlight
- Shane Davis
- Garry Brown
- Brandon Vietti
- Eric Shanower
- Cliff Rathburn
- Anna-Maria Cool
- Rob Tornoe
- Dan Duncan
- Kevin Colden
- Warren Martineck
- Kevin Mellon
- Thomas Yeates
- Henrik Jonsson
- Tayo Fatunla
- Grant Miehm
- Carli Ihde
- Tamra Bonvillain
- Gary Fields
- Elisa Feliz
- Jerry Wilson
- Jeff Brennan
- Emi Yonemura - Brown
- Adam Pedrone
- Rian Miller
- Eric Schock
- Steven Pennella
- Jason Quinones
- Clayton Cowles
Talent from The Kubert School
Name: Jerry Wilson
First job after finishing school:
I worked at Telegraphics for a bit right after graduation then went on to Mada Design working with many other Kubert school graduates. I worked there for about six years.
I am currently an Art Director at High 5 Games. I lead a team working on application design for H5G's current and future games.
I also do a lot of work for Hasbro doing photo retouching and illustration on their Marvel, Nerf and Pet Shop lines. Last count, I had worked on over 300 packages over the years.
Reason I love/hate my job: I Iove working in such a fast pace field and getting feed back from our audience right away. Our app High 5 Casino has had over 13 million users, that's a lot of eyes on your work.
I love the Hasbro work because I get to do it in my free time and see my work in every Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us.
Current city: Cranford New Jersey
I started drawing: As far back as I can remember...
Favorite artist: Countless! The art I am exposed to online has exploded, showcasing not just comic work but
concept designers, cover artist, graphic artist, and architects. I check out everything, looking at work from architects has had a huge influence on the textures and finishes I use in my app design work.
Favorite book: Game Over, Press Start to Continue. Fascinating look at the early gaming industry.
Film I could watch over and
over: I could mention films with inspiring cinematography or captaining story telling, but honestly its Avengers. I watch the New York battle over and over again, ha, ha!
I’m listening to:Talk radio like Opie & Jim and Bennington on SiriusXM Music: Tool, Puscifer, MSI, Avatar, CKY, Jason Charles Millar, Slipknot, its all over the place while I work,
Last comic book I read: The TMNT issues by Kubert School alumni Cory Smith.
Drawing instrument of choice:
Wacom tablet, I am almost entirely digital now.
Currently working on: High 5 Casino on Facebook, iOS and Android. If you like casino games and great art check us out!
A bunch of toy packages for Marvel's upcoming Civil War
Personal portfolio: jerryjwilson.com
Attended The Kubert School from: 2003 to 2005