mark hamer


Mark has 25 years of experience as an Animator, Artist, and Art Director in the video game industry, with over a dozen titles shipped. His work can be seen in classic games such as Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, and Grim Fandango. Most recently he was the Art Director for an interactive, animated tv series for Netflix titled Minecraft: Story Mode

He is currently working as an Animation and Digital Art Instructor, backed by a Bachelor's degree in Animation, a Masters degree in Education(Concentration in Online Teaching & Learning), and extensive Illustration training. Subjects taught include 2D and 3D animation, 3D modeling, animated film production and pre-visualization, and video editing.

Besides his work in games, Mark is also a painter who has shown in galleries in San Francisco and Southern California. In 2013 a book of his comic portraits was published by Oni Press under the title Snapshots (Oni Press, 2013), based on his web comic of the same name. Mark’s concept art for Brutal Legend can also be seen in The Art of Brutal Legend (Udon, 2013)

Mark is currently an Animation Instructor at De Anza College and Chabot College, and an Affiliate Instructor/Mentor for the Interactive Media Department at Bradley University in Illinois.