Jeremy Dwan Nelson



I am from Oklahoma (USA) but I have traveled and lived in Seattle and Portland and China most recently.

My academic and professional experience has been a variety of things. I received a Studio Arts Degree in Painting from the University of Oklahoma, where I studied experimental film and video, in addition to oil painting. The Fred Jones Art Museum bought one of my works and I was the Assistant Editor for the Multimedia Department at the school's newspaper.

After college I traveled to the northwest United States to grow a beard and learn. While interning at Periscope Studios, (Portland, based artists' collective) I was able to work with comic book artists, illustrators, and writers. It was a very rewarding time in my life. That experience working both collaboratively and independently gave me a basis for professional structure. Then, in Seattle, working on concept art and storyboards (for an independent film company) granted me an opportunity to further develop strong methods for storytelling.

Over the past years in Shanghai I have studied story-craft with professional writers to create storyboards for over 70+ short stories. I've managed other artists for TV animation (MIU Entertainment), and brand motivated motion comics at TMRC Impact (Consumer Insights Marketing Company). All of these experiences made me the artist I am today and I am very grateful. Feel free to email me for any opportunities or questions you may have. Thanks for looking at my website.

-Jeremy Nelson
















University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

August 2004 - May 2008

Bachelor’s in Fine Art- Painting, GPA: 3.65

Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI)

Painting & Drawing

Quartz Mt, OK


Work Experience


MIU Entertainment / Senior Storyboard Artist

As a senior staff member I visualize scripts using Photoshop to consistently submit work that follows character model sheets and naming conventions while maintaining deadlines. I pitch storyboards to the director and creative department heads, then prepare them for animatics. I invent new ideas to support the script then take all directors' notes to aline with the style of show. I must also manage other artists, and work closely with the layout team and 2-d animators.

Shanghai, China

May 2015- current



TMRC Impact / Artist in Residence/ Senior Visual Creative Artist

Combine the role of a storyboard artist, an illustrator and graphic designer for a Consumer Insights company. Fortune 500 companies/ brands with large research budgets were our typical clients. I was an art director in a variety of projects including motion comics, web design, advertising campaigns and animated projects. I trained in visual storytelling and story structures.  

Shanghai, China

July 2012- May 2015



Periscope Studios / intern

-Responsible for scanning images, color flattening, eraser clean-up and inking
-Worked with Cintiq and Photoshop, and traditional inks
-Light clerical tasks, answering phones,mail deliveries and organizational projects

Notable mentions*

Color flattened for colorist Ron Chan for the comic Underground with art by Steve Lieber and writer Jeff Parker.

Colorist for corporate projects for Arron McConnell.

Ink assistant to David Hahn.


Portland, OR

December 2009 - February 2010


Image Mind Light LLC. / concept -storyboard artist

Illustrations and concept art forLong Nights Moon" short film

Seattle, WA

December 2008 – February 2009

November 2009 - December 2009

OU Daily / assistant editor multimedia department

University of Oklahoma

December 2007 - May 2008

Awards/ Honors

T.G. Mays Purchase Award. Fred Jones Art Museum
February 2008
OHLAP Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program Scholarship recipient
Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Mary Clark Miley fine arts minority scholarship
Ben Barnett and Lucille Snider Parks Scholarship
Citation Achievement Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute


Windmill. Fall.2006. pg. 65, University of Oklahoma


Featured artist for “Family Funkton” events
Mt. Tabor Theater
Portland, OR

Work accepted into The 94th Annual OU School of Art Students’
Exhibition. Fred Jones Museum of Art.
Norman, OK
February 2008
Group show at Santee Lounge Suite hosted by Bridge Builders of O.U.
Featuring works by Ashante Thomson, Zachary Davidson, and Shannon Butler
Norman, OK
February 29th 2007
Momentum; Art Doesn't Stand Still,
Oklahoma City, OK
January 16th-20th 2007

Work accepted into The 93nd Annual OU School of Art Students’ Exhibition.
Fred Jones Museum of Art.
Norman, OK
April 2007

Group Art exhibition at the University of Oklahoma's Student Union,
hosted by the Fraternity Phi Beta Sigma Inc.
Norman, OK
August 30th, 2006

Solo Art exhibition at the University of Oklahoma’s Student Union,
hosted by the Fraternity Phi Beta Sigma Inc.
March 29th, 2006

Work accepted into The 92nd Annual OU School of Art Students’ Exhibition.
Fred Jones Museum of Art.
Norman, OK
April 2006

Stage Design for OSAI, collaboration with Painter George Hughes
Collaborated on Statewide “Spirit of the Buffalo Celebration”; painted (OSAI donated) fiberglass buffalo, 5' x 8' x 3' ft. for State Capital Building,
Oklahoma City, OK
May - September 2004