Featured Friday: Sean Randolph

Sean = Pure Talent + Humbleness²
  • Q: Where did you go to school?
  • College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
  • Q: When did you first realize that you wanted to work in animation?
  • Wanted to be an illustrator since I was 8! 
  • Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?
  • N.C. Wyeth, probably. Love his work.
  • Q: What is your favorite animated movie/show?
  • Avatar TLA, Popeye the Sailor Man, Samurai Jack, Robin Hood 1973, MononokeHime, Dragon Ball, The Incredibles, Johnny Quest, One Punch Man, Looney Tunes Etc. Etc. (sure i’m forgetting some)
  • Q: What would you say to those who are not getting hired by a studio or having trouble finding a job? 
  • Unfortunately, luck and who you know is a huge component, but the harder you work, the more lucky you seem to be!
  • Q: What are some stories of your path to art and animation? 
  • My Dad took me into a comic book shop when i was 8 and I’ve been inspired to draw ever since. I’ve always known i’ve wanted to be an artist and CCS helped me find a direction and land my current Gig!
  • Q: What’s it like working in Austin? And how is the creative community here?
  • Not sure about the community outside of the office, honestly. But I love the city itself and my work environment! The town seems really conducive to artistic expression of all kinds; I love it here. 
  • Q: What is the best part about your job and working at Powerhouse?
  • Concept Designing, painting and doing 3D work, all in an environment where i can grow and learn at each!
  • Q: What is your favorite Powerhouse Project that you’ve worked on?
  • Castlevania for sure.
  • Q: Most challenging part of working at Powerhouse?
  • Constantly learning new software and techniques but that’s also what makes it rad.
  • Q: Any cool little known facts about production (funny stories/cool animation tricks/etc)?
  • Uh, well we on the Background Artist team on Castlevania are called “The BG Bois”, because I thought we needed a catchy title.
  • Q: If you could be any anime character who would it be and why?
  • Huh, honestly i’d like to just be myself in one of those worlds like One Piece, Avatar or Boku no Hero Academia and hopefully be one of the peeps w/ powers.
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