Meet Scott Fassett

Ric Sluiter was originally slated to teach our Photoshop and Digital Arts classes, but he won’t be able to join us after all this summer. Instead, we welcome Scott Fassett, from Oregon, to our faculty. Meet Scott!


Scott Fassett is a visual development artist working in the animation industry. He graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1994 with a BFA in Illustration. From there, he worked at the prestigious Walt Disney Feature Animation Studio in Burbank, California, where he continued his on-the-job education learning the meticulous craft of background painting. During his six years at the studio he painted backgrounds for such films as Hercules, Tarzan, and Treasure Planet. Inspired by the landscapes of the great Southwest, Scott and his wife Shelly decided to move to Arizona. While living in Sedona, he freelanced for Disney Toon Studio, contributing background art to such classics as Winnie the Pooh, Bambi II and Tinkerbell. After four years of the “dry heat,” Scott was ready for something a little different– Portland Oregon, where he now calls home. For the past three years Scott has been developing the visual style for Jack and Ben, an animated feature film from Laika Entertainment in Portland, Oregon. Scott is now exploring 3-D environment design and matte painting for visual effects. Digital photography is also a passionate hobby, which he pursues at every opportunity.

Here is an example of Scott’s work:




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