Jason Martinsen

Jason's career began in 2002. Since then, he has earned the respect of his peers as a lead and senior animator working on some of the industry's top grossing films and games.

Jason studied classical animation at Sheridan College in Ontario Canada. His student film, Mt. Ehn, won the Teletoon: Most Promising Student award. Jason began his professional career at Naughty Dog Studios in California, animating the hit game series, Jak & Daxter, and later Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3. His game experience at Naughty Dog was followed by a move to New York, to work on feature films for Blue Sky Studios, where projects included Ice Age II, Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age III and Rio. Jason has combined his career with his desire to travel. He has lived in Madrid working on Planet 51 for Ilion Animation Studios. In London he worked on Iron Man and Paul for Double Negative, in Melbourne, he woked on After Earth for Iloura Studios.

Recently, home has been beautiful Vancouver BC, where he's worked at the Coalition on Gears of War, and Sony Pictures Animation on Hotel Transylvania 1 and 2, Cloudy 2, and Storks. Currently he is living in New York City and working at Blue Sky Studios on Ferdinand.

Throughout his career, Jason has been sharing his passion for animation with his students at Animation Mentor and with his Master Class apprentices.