Paul Tobin
Paul Tobin
Art Director, Senior Concept Artist - Weta Workshop
Wellington, New Zealand

Summary

For the last fifteen years Paul has been employed at Weta Workshop Design Studio, where he works as a Art Director and Senior Concept Artist on film, television and game projects.
In addition to concept design, Paul is co-creator of Weta Workshop's Giant Killer Robots and is co-supervisor of Weta Workshop School.

Outside of work Paul created White Cloud Worlds – a science fiction and fantasy art-book trilogy from New Zealand. In 2016 he launched New Zealand's leading Entertainment Industry convention the Industry of Imagination, serving as Creative Director. He also runs industry workshops and is a frequent speaker at Universities and Conventions worldwide.

Skills

Art DirectionWorld BuildingCharacter DesignCreature DesignEnvironment DesignProp DesignIllustrationPortraitureTypographyGraphic DesignWritingTeaching

Software proficiency

DAZ Studio
DAZ Studio
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
InDesign
InDesign

Productions

  • Blade runner 2049 poster
    • Movie
      Blade Runner 2049
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Early development concept design and visualisation.
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Ghost in the shell pstr02
    • Movie
      Ghost in the Shell
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Exclusive final power rangers poster zords
    • Movie
      Power Rangers
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Concept Designer (suits)
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
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    • TV Production
      The Expanse
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
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    • Video Game
      Grey Goo
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Snow girl  the dark crystal cover
    • Movie
      ZHONGKUI: SNOW GIRL AND THE DARK CRYSTAL
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Moviepedia hercules 2014 002
    • Movie
      Hercules
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Middle earth shadow of mordor
    • Video Game
      Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • The hobbit the battle of the five armies character poster thranduil lee pace
    • Movie
      THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Hobbit the desolation of smaug ver15 xlg
    • Movie
      THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
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    • Movie
      THE HOBBIT : AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Theadventuresoftintin
    • Movie
      The Adventures of Tintin
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Avatar
    • Movie
      Avatar
    • Year
      2009
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Narniaprincecaspian
    • Movie
      The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    • Year
      2008
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Narniathelionthewitchandthewardrobe
    • Movie
      The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    • Year
      2005
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop
  • Kingkong
    • Movie
      King Kong
    • Year
      2005
    • Role
      Concept Designer
    • Company
      Weta Workshop

Experience

  • Art Director/Senior Concept Artist at Weta Workshop Design Studio
    Wellington, New Zealand
    March 2003 - Present
  • Creative Director at Art and Industry of Imagination
    Wellington, New Zealand
    June 2016 - June 2016

    ‘Art and Industry of Imagination’ brings together a spectacular lineup of leading international and local artists in science fiction and fantasy.

    This inaugural Wellington event, will inspire and share how these experts create and develop imaginary worlds for film, television, publishing and games.

    http://www.art-and-industry-of-imagination.co.nz/

  • Creator/Editor at White Cloud Worlds - Art Book Anthologies
    Wellington, New Zealand
    September 2007 - Present

    White Cloud Worlds is a three book art anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art showcasing over 70 NZ artists from New Zealand, 'The Land of the Long White Cloud'

    www.whitecloudworlds.com

  • Director at Ignite Inc.
    Wellington, New Zealand
    September 2007 - Present