The Aaron Sims company

Aaron Sims is one of the most innovative and versatile concept artists working in films today. To industry insiders, he is revered for his multi-faceted approach to creature development and design. To audiences, he is the genius behind many of today’s most memorable movie monsters. Sims served as a leading special effects artist on some of the most popular, defining movies of the 1990s: Gremlins 2, Batman Forever, Nutty Professor, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Men in Black.


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Sims created unprecedented designs for all of Spielberg’s robot characters and, in doing so, validated his groundbreaking approach to character creation. Having thus raised the bar in the concept design industry, Sims took the Stan Winston Studio to the forefront of innovative film design. During this exciting time, Sims co-founded Stan Winston Digital and led the studio, as art director and head concept artist, on such films as Constantine, Fantastic Four, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Eight Below, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Spielberg's War of the Worlds, and Tim Burton's Big Fish.

With the same adventurous spirit that fueled his willingness to embrace digital technology, Sims decided to leave the Stan Winston Studio to work as an independent concept artist on 30 Days of Night, The Golden Compass, I Am Legend, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Incredible Hulk and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. In 2007, he co-founded White Rock Lake Productions with business partner and long-time friend John Norris while also opening his own fully capable design studio, The Aaron Sims Company.


       
       
       

Filmography

Castlevania - Production Designer
Sucker Punch - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
Medieval - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
Tooth Fairy - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
The Unborn - (Platinum Dunes / Rogue Pictures) - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
Clash of the Titans
 - (Warner Bros.) - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
The Spirit
 - (Lions Gate) - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
Cirque du Freak
 - (Universal) - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
Soon I Will Be Invincible - (Sony) - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
Virulents - (New Regency) - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
Warcraft - (Legendary / Warner Bros.) - Concept Artist (The Aaron Sims Company)
Uprising - (Sony) - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
Ripley's Believe it or Not - (Paramount) - Character Designer (The Aaron Sims Company)
Magneto - (Fox)
Paradise Lost - (Legendary / Warner Bros.)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - (Universal)
The Incredible Hulk - (Marvel / Universal)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - (Disney)
The Day the Earth Stood Still - (Fox)
Town Creek - (Gold Circle)
I Am Legend - (Warner Bros.)
The Golden Compass - (New Line)
Fred Claus - (Warner Bros.)
30 Days of Night - (Columbia / Ghosthouse)
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom - Concept Artist (The Aaron Sims Company)
The Hills Have Eyes II - Concept Artist (The Aaron Sims Company)
Hairspray - Matte Painter, Concept Artist (The Aaron Sims Company)
Dead Silence - Concept Artist (The Aaron Sims Company)
Dolby Sound - Matte Painter- Concept Artist (The Aaron Sims Company)
Skin Walkers - Art Director (Stan Winston Studio)
Eight Below - Art Director (SW Digital)
Doom - Art Director (Stan Winston Studio)
War of the Worlds - Concept Artist (Stan Winston Studio)
Fantastic Four - Art Director (SW Digital)
Cat in The Hat - Art Director (SW Digital)
Wrong Turn - Concept Artist (Stan Winston Studio)
The Keeper - Matte Painting/ Art Director (SW Digital)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - Art Director (SW Digital)
The Talisman - Concept Art Director (Stan Winston Studio)
Constantine - Concept Art Director (Stan Winston Studio)
HellBent - Digital Effects Artist
Skinned Deep - Actor-Surgeon General
Big Fish - Concept Artist (Stan Winston Studio)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - Concept Art Director (Stan Winston Studio)
HBO Creature Features - Concept Artist (Stan Winston Studio)
Artificial Intelligence: AI - Key Concept Artist (Stan Winston Studio)
The Devil's Advocate - Painter (Cinovation)
The Grinch That Stole Christmas - Designer/Sculptor (Rick Baker/Cinovation)
The Amazing Panda Adventure - Painter (Cinovation)
Life - Designer/Sculptor (Rick Baker/Cinovation)
Men in Black - Sculptor (Cinovation)
The Rocketeer - Painter (Cinovation)
Batman & Robin - Painter (Cinovation)
The Nutty Professor II - Designer/Sculptor (Rick Baker/Cinovation)
Mighty Joe Young - Designer/Sculptor (Rick Baker/Cinovation)
The Nutty Professor - Designer/Sculptor (Rick Baker/Cinovation)
Batman Forever - Sculptor (Rick Baker/Cinovation)
Isobar - Designer/Sculptor (Rick Baker/Cinovation)
Stephen King's “IT” - Designer/Sculptor
Gordy - Painter, Sculptor
Meet the Applegates - Designer/Sculptor
Baby’s Day Out - Painter/Cosmetic Supervisor (Rick Baker/Cinovation)
Wolf - Special Makeup Effects Crew (Cinovation)
Ernest Scared Stupid - Painter
Cast a Deadly Spell - Sculptor (Old One)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch - Lead Painter (Cinovation)
Nightmare on Elm Street 5 - Painter
Fright Night Part 2 - Special Technician
Blood Diner - Makeup Artist Assistant
Evil Dead II - Special Makeup Effects Unit Crew
Epitaph - Special Visual Effects
From Beyond - Effects Technician