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About Gary Montalbano

Gary Montalbano: Conceptual Designer at DreamWorks Animation


Since his early childhood in Chicago, Illinois, Gary Montalbano has always had a passion for art, design and storytelling. Inspired to create characters and worlds that have not existed before, Gary now works as a conceptual designer at DreamWorks Animation.


Gary's sought after professional design work and imaginative published personal art have been influential in projects for major live action and animation entertainment studios such as Marvel Entertainment (Hulk Vs., The Invincible Iron Man, G.I. Joe: The Movie), Warner Bros. (Batman the Animated Series, Young Justice, Green Lantern: First Flight, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Justice League Adventures, Tom & Jerry), Film Roman/Starz (Dead Space - various projects for this title, Mortal Combat, The Mask), Dreamworks (Trolls Netflix Series, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Invasion America), Sony (Men in Black: The Series) Harmon Quest at Starburns Industries and more than 100 other projects and clients including: Fern Gully, Ghostbusters 2, Quantum Leap, Care Bears, Bob the Builder, My Little Pony. Clients including: ILM (Industrial, Light and Magic,Lucas Film Ltd.), Rhythm & Hues, Nickelodeon, Norfolk Southern, Lego, Muscle & Fitness, National Geographic, LeapFrog, NFL, Nikon, Heavy Metal and Universal Studios.


Gary is also an independent publisher who has recently released his much anticipated first art and design book, “Memories within Dreams: The Art and Concepts of Gary Montalbano,” along with numerous fine-art lithographic prints and apparel. He has also taught classes on visual development design, lectured on art, design and self-publishing, and has had over 50 group and solo exhibitions promoting his personal artwork.

You can see more of Gary’s work online at www.garymontalbano.com, Facebook and Instagram.