Rob McKinnon’s career as an artist began at the age of 3 when his parents purchased his first box of crayons just after seeing Star Wars in 1977. Excited by the prospect of designing the sequel to that ground breaking film, Rob turned his bedroom into a Motion Picture Art Department where began a long journey of exploration and creativity. When he wasn’t drawing and model making, he was constructing props and sets for his GI JOES or writing illustrated scripts. At 9 years old this “prolific screenwriter” submitted his scripts to studios like Universal and Warner Brothers. His projects were rejected, but the tenacious boy continued to design and create.
Rob attended Art Center College of Design, where he graduated with honors with a B.A. In Illustration in 2003. Shortly thereafter, Rob began his career as a concept artist in Hollywood. He has worked for the past 9 years on a wide variety of projects ranging from theme park ride concepts and film to animation design and visual effects.
Rob’s creative adventure continues with his growing client list which includes: 20th Century Fox, Busch Gardens, the Cartoon Network, Dreamworks SKG, Paramount Pictures, Michael Bay Films, Patrick Tatopoulos Studios, Ring of Fire VFX Studios, Screen Gems, Sony Playstation, Sony Pictures, Super 78 Films, the Weinstein Company, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Lakeshore Pictures, Summit Films, Warner Brothers Pictures, Sketch Films, and Marvel Studios.
Rob has worked on over thirty motion pictures. Some of his credits include Live Free or Die Hard, Transformers III, Tron Legacy, I Am Legend, Inception, Twilight:Breaking Dawn, Terminator Salvation, and the upcoming fims Total Recall and Iron Man III.
……………He still uses crayons.