Resumé

MarkTavares.com (2010 – Present)

Painting portraits and caricature paintings of celebrities, sports figures, and more for private clients.

Created Original Works for inclusion in various themed art shows at the Creature Features Gallery in Burbank as well as the Van Eaton Gallery in Sherman Oaks, California.

 

Current Commissions

“Stan Against Evil” Limited Edition Retro Lunch Boxes (2017)

–       Created Original Artwork and oversaw fabrication of a run of retro style lunch boxes for cast and crew gifts. Commissioned by Executive Producer Dana Gould.

 

•  “Good Girls Revolt” Amazon Studios/Sony Pictures International (2016)

–       Produced  six Gouache paintings of political figures from 1969 to be used as cover art for prop magazines on the newsstands and publishing office depicted in the series.

 

“Stan Against Evil” Cast Painting (2016)

        An Al Jaffee/ “MAD magazine” style cast portrait commissioned by Executive Producer Dana Gould as a wrap gift for the cast.

 

Dana Gould (2016)

–       Created posters (painted in Gouache with added Digital Text and Graphics) to promote Dana’s appearances at comedy clubs across the country.

 

 

Character Design


• Dana Gould (2010 – 2012)

–       Produced color illustrations of character concepts for a new show. (Project to be named later)

–       Created character sketches as part of a presentation for pitching an updated version of “Sigmund the Sea Monster”.

 

• “Bridesmaids” (2011)

–       Hired by Make-up Artist Heba Thorisdottir to design and create tattoo art and make-up stencils for the “Drunken Tequila Worm” worn by Rebel Wilson.

 

 

• The Character Shop (2010 – 2012)

–       “Unnamed ‘Spitting Image’-style puppet based television show” – rendered “mean” celebrity caricatures for pitch presentation.

–       Rendered various character sketches of cartoon-style chickens for a proposed television commercial.

 

 

 

Halloween Industry

Matt Post/Seasonal Visions Inc. (2/2013 – Ongoing)

Freelance illustrator of Halloween Mask and Décor product concepts.

 

Don Post Studios/ CSS Industries (1/2001 – 9/2012)

Freelance design, illustration, sculpture, molding, fabrication, and finish work on prototype Halloween Masks, Props, and Décor.

 

Matt Post/Take One (2006 – 2009)

Freelance illustrator of Halloween Mask and Décor product concepts.

 

 

Make-up Effects Work

 

Job Skills include:

 

Character design using traditional and digital mediums – Show Supervisor – Sculptor – Painter – On set Applications of Make-ups – Puppeteer & Suit performance (S.A.G. member) – Fabrication – Moldmaker

 

Credits and years worked at each facility are listed for each project by shop.

 

K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. (11/1988 through 4/2006)

 

• Farmer’s Insurance Commercial “Lord of Chaos”

(Project Supervisor)

 

• “Frozen Joe” 2006 Torino Olympics promotion

NBC/Universal

(Project Supervisor)

 

• “Invasion” ABC Television (various episodes)

 

• “The Island”

 

• “Masters of Horror” (various episodes)

 

• “Land of the Dead” (Shop Supervisor)

 

• “Cursed”

 

• “Tremors 4: The Legend Begins”

 

• “Tremors: the Series”

 

• “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”

 

• “Spy Kids 2”

 

• “Crash Test Dummies” commercial (FIAT Corp/Italy)

 

• “Jeff of the Universe” (TV Pilot, Show Supervisor)

 

• “Murder by Numbers”

 

• “Double Tap” (Show Supervisor)

 

• “13 Ghosts”

 

• “Hearts in Atlantis”

 

• “Spy Kids”

 

• “Dune” (Sci-fi Channel miniseries)

 

• “Little Nicky”

 

• “Crocodiles”

 

• “Spiders”

 

• “Mission to Mars”

 

• “End of Days”

 

• “Amistad”

 

• “From Dusk ‘til Dawn 2”

 

• “Bats”

 

• “Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows”

 

• “The Faculty”

 

• “Nightman” (suit sculpture)

 

• “Super Adventure Team” (Show Supervisor)

 

• “The X Files” (film)

 

• “Tale of the Mummy” (Shop Supervisor)

 

• “The 18th Angel” (Show Supervisor)

 

• “The Wishmaster”

 

• “Boogie Nights”

 

• “Mars Attacks”

 

• “Rosewood”

 

• “Spawn”

 

• “Perversions of Science” (various episodes)

 

• “Men in Black”

 

• “Scream”

 

• “Kingpin”

 

• “Eraser”

 

• “From Dusk ‘til Dawn”

 

• “Xena: Warrior Princess” (Shop Supervisor, various episodes)

 

• “The Outer Limits” (various episodes)

 

• “The Demolitionist”

 

• “Just Cause”

 

• “Vampire in Brooklyn”

 

• “In the Mouth of Madness”

 

• “Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings”

 

• “Jason goes to Hell: The Final Friday”

 

• “Body Bags”

 

• “Doppleganger”

 

• “The X-Files” (various episodes)

 

• “Dr. Giggles”

 

• “Army of Darkness”

 

• “Misery”

 

• “Night Angel”

 

• “Tales from the Darkside: the Movie”

 

• “Bride of Re-Animator”

 

• “Gross Anatomy”

 

• “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child”

 

• “UHF”

 

 

 

 

Harlow Effects (1/2002)

 

• “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (series)

 

 

 

Amalgamated (10/2001 – 11/2001)

 

• “The Santa Clause 2” (Concept Art)

 

 

 

The Character Shop (1993 – 1994)

 

• “Cowabunga” – Miller Beer commercial

 

• “Casper the Friendly Ghost”

 

• “The Flintstones”

 

• “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (TV Movie)

 

• “The Sandlot”

 

 

ALLEffects/Rick Stratton (1992)

 

• “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3”

 

 

Kevin Yagher Productions (1990 – 1991)

 

• “Honey, I blew up the Kid”

 

• “Tales from the Crypt” (various episodes)

 

• “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey”

 

• “Child’s Play 3”

 

• “Radio Flyers”

 

 

XFX Inc. (1990)

 

• “Foster’s Lager” (commercial trilogy)

 

 

Alterian Studios (1990)

 

• “Swamp Thing” (TV Series)