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Neville Page is a concept designer in the entertainment industry. He was previously the lead creature designer on the Cloverfield and served as the lead creature/character designer on the 2009 film, Star Trek.

Bio

Early Life

Page was born in Britain and moving to the United States with his family in 1970. He began his career in Hollywood as an actor in 1985, when he was 17-years-old. He graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with an Associate of Arts in Theatre in 1989 and embarked on a professional acting career, but soon questioned his ability to provide for a family. He ultimately decided on a career in art and design while attending the Art Center College of Design, from which he graduated with honors in 1990, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design.

Four years later, Page began teaching at the Art Center campus in Vevey, Switzerland. When the campus closed down in 1996, he returned to the United States and continued teaching at the main Art Center campus in Pasadena, California. He was even given the position as Assistant Chair of Product Design of the college. He continues to teach at the college, and also lectures at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Los Angeles, California.

Career

Page has been a concept designer & illustrator on such films as Planet of the Apes, Minority Report, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (2006). He also collaborated with Rhythm & Hues on the two X-Men sequels, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand.

More recently, Page has worked on several upcoming feature films in addition to Star Trek. He was a creature supervisor & designer for James Cameron's Avatar; he then worked on The Incredible Hulk as an art director and effects designer. He served as a creature designer on the feature film adaptation of the DC Comics graphic novel, Watchmen. As a 3D specialist, Page is currently working on creating the title creatures for Piranha 3-D, a remake of the Joe Dante's 1978 cult classic.

Outside of the film industry, Page has designed and sculpted toys for the companies of Mattel and Jakks Pacific. He has also done design work for the automotive companies, BMW and Toyota. He continues to be involved as a design consultant for the entertainment, toy, and automotive industries. He is also developing his own line of educational art products.

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