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Marty Havran, BFA Illustration

Adjunct Associate Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

John C. Hench Division of Animation + Digital Arts


For over 28 years, Marty Havran has been dedicated to digital sculpting in the animation and special fx industries.  You may know his Shifu character from Kung Fu Panda for Dreamworks Animation or from his vfx character on Hollowman from Sony Imageworks.  He has also contributed to numerous other films such as Contact, Over the Hedge and Monsters vs Aliens as a 3D modeling supervisor and modeler 

Marty is currently working remotely for Netflix Animation as a 3D Look Development artist.  He helps develop the design and personality of concept art into three dimensional characters and environments from sculpting to rendering to determine the final look of the film.

He holds a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University and resides in Salem, Oregon.