The Art Department Eindhoven 2022

Justin van der Lek is an LA-based Dutch VFX Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic as well as Lucasfilm. With titles like Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: The Last Jedi &The Force Awakens, The Hobbit, Iron Man 3, Gran Torino and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, under his belt, this Dutch visual artist is in many respects a national treasure.

In 2006 he moved together with his wife in L.A where he worked at Visual Effects Studios Digital Domain, Industrial Light and Magic in San Francisco, as well as Marvel Studios for movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, Gran Torino and Iron Man 3.

He also collaborated with Weta Digital in New Zealand and worked on the last two instalments of The Hobbit trilogy.

He has worked as an Environments/Matte Paint Supervisor, Compositing Lead and most recently fill the roll of Visual Effects Supervisor. We are absolutely ecstatic to welcome him on the Klokgebouw stage during The Art Department Eindhoven and take a peek into his creative process.

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