Instructor + Creative Director + Publisher
Jon has a broad and extensive creative background – he has worked as an illustrator, photographer, 3d modelor & animator, graphic designer, art director and creative director. His list of clients include: Disney, Fox Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, ThinkGeek Solutions, Harley-Davidson, Microsoft, Kodak, and Price Waterhouse, Atari, Activision, Sony Entertainment, Bioware, Bethesda, Gearbox, and many more. Jon has won numerous awards including a Chesley for art direction, and has art directed numerous award winning illustrations. He has a passion for mentoring, IP development, and world building.
Born in Cortez, Colorado, Francis Livingston has been painting for 35 years. He is in the top ranks of American illustrators, and his work has been widely published. Francis Livingston’s paintings have been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Livingston was awarded both Gold and Silver Medals from the New York Society of Illustrators, San Francisco Society of Illustrators, and Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.
Francis Livingston studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver before moving to San Francisco in 1975 to attend the Academy of Art. He later taught there for 10 years. When he and his family relocated to the Sun Valley, Idaho area, he became one of the West’s premier living painters.