Jama Jurabaev

Freelance concept artist and art director

In just several years Jama has grown from a self-taught artist to one of the most celebrated concept designers in the world. He came up with dozens of original techniques that are now used in top art departments. Jama worked for Lucas Film, Industrial Light and Magic, Framestore, and MPC. His students work in Los-Angeles, London, Sydney, Milan, Stockholm, etc. In Jama's courses, he teaches how to optimise your workflow, how to find original ideas, and how to understand what a star director is looking for.

Filmography

2019 - The Mandalorian (TV Series) (Senior concept artist: Lucasfilm)

2019 - Aladdin (VFX art director)

2019- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (concept artist: ILM)

2018 - Overlord (VFX concept artist: ILM)

2018 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (VFX art director)

2018 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Lead creature designer)

2018 - Ready Player One (concept artist: Framestore)

2017 - Geostorm (concept artist: Framestore)

2017 - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (concept artist: Framestore)

2017 - Kong: Skull Island (concept artist: Framestore)

2017 - Beauty and the Beast (concept artist: Framestore)

2017 - The Mummy (concept artist: Framestore - uncredited)

2016 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (concept artist: Framestore)

2016 - Morgan (concept artist: Framestore - uncredited)

2016 - Doctor Strange (concept artist: ILM)

2015 - Pan (concept artist: Framestore)

2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron (concept artist: Framestore)

2014 - Guardians of the Galaxy (concept artist: MPC - uncredited)

2014 - X-Men: Days of Future Past (concept artist: MPC)

Jama's work

Jama is a generalist. He doesn't get attached to a single technique and believes that if a tool works for you — even if it's Microsoft Paint 1997 — then it's fit for the job. Jama has once put his own socks on fire to achieve a particular type of cinematic smoke and built an entire set in VR to speed up the process of concept development. He helps his students broaden their repertoire of tools and techniques and teaches how to find original ideas and optimal ways of executing them. Jama's courses will be most suitable for artists who have already mastered the basics and experienced artists who want to level up.