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Jeff’s career has spanned almost every category of visual art and media over the last 30 years. 


Highlights include:

  • Numerous international exhibits and publication of his original art

  • Matte painting and visual effects for numerous animated features and television specials including Shrek 2 for DreamWorks/PDI 

  • Background paintings for animated features, The Little Mermaid 2 for Disney and  Fern Gully 2 for Fox

  • Art and animation supervision on multiple award-winning short film, The Velvet Abstract, by London-based director, James Hughes

  • Live action and animated music video direction for international composer and performer, Raj Ramayya

  • Concept art for renowned Broadway composer, Allan Friedman 

  • Consultation for Stanford University’s Creative Ignition Lab and Autodesk with The Crucible founder, Michael Sturtz 

  • Visual effects for The History Channel’s Life After People and The Discovery Channel’s Exploring Time

  • Art direction and animation for computer games and mobile apps including Jak & Daxter for Sony PlayStation and Lemony Snickett’s a Series of Unfortunate Events

  • Illustrated books for Doubleday, Harper Collins, and scores of other publications.


He writes, edits, and instructs live and online courses in the illustration and animation departments at the San Francisco Academy of Art University while juggling an ongoing variety of creative projects.

2017 Interview with Jeff Bedrick in the Academy of Art News:

Success Follows Animation and Illustration Instructor Jeff Bedrick from the Classroom to the Film Festival Circuit


Reichart von Wolfshield

CTO, Prolific Publishing

“Jeff is an all-around great artist. He can lead projects, works well with others, communicates extremely well, and even though our company has grown and changed over the years, I still seek Jeff for many projects because I can depend on him to deliver on time, and top-notch quality.”


Ayush Shrestha

Lead FX Artist at DreamWorks Animation

January 1, 2011, Ayush was Jeff’s student.

“Jeffrey Bedrick is one of my best teacher in Academy of Art University. I took Digital Matte Painting Class with him (2009) and I learned a lot from him. His experience and his eyes of details in the visual effects field is really good.”


Jason Suarez

FX Artist at Encore Hollywood

April 14, 2010, Jeff worked with Jason in the same group

Jeffrey was an inspiring artist to have worked with.


Aubrey Pullman

Senior Lighting Artist at Amazon

December 12, 2008, Aubrey reported directly to Jeff at Oberon Media

“I was an offsite art contractor on A Series of Unfortunate Events casual game that Jeff was art directing. Working with him was a pleasure. He was specific with his critiques and open with his praise of good work. I know how difficult it can be working with someone who is not on site, but Jeff's communication and art skills showed that he can do this successfully. I would definitely work with him again.”


Jeff Bedrick was Art and Animation Supervisor for this award-winning short film by James Hughes of Aperture Films.