Anthony Conley Art / About me

Hey! How’s it going! If you’d like to get to know a bit about me and my experience as a working artist, you’re in the right place. My name’s Anthony. I have a professional background in illustration which includes specialization in digital painting (Photoshop to be exact), creating character art and illustration for popular IP in consumer products & I’m a character designer, which is my favorite thing to do ūüôā   After working as an Art Director for Neopets and Nickelodeon Animation Studio for over 18 years, I made the switch to full-time freelance work. I did it for the creative freedom and for a better quality of life. I now live in Paris France with my wife Elizabeth, who is a lifestyle blogger at Sunkissis.com and my daughter Liv who is the only one of us completely fluid in French ūüėÄ

My attention to aesthetics has always been a major strength. As an art director this is key. While at Nickelodeon, I focused on my teams strengths as well, assigning them work that fit their creative aesthetic. I would however push myself and my team outside of their comfort zones by occasionally assigning projects that were atypical to what they were used to in order to foster growth and learning.

Below are a few of the projects that I was involved with as Art Director. All studio projects take a team to do them. It’s rare that you would have any one project that was only touched by one set of hands. Actually, it’s not only rare. It’s unheard of. My Nick team all played a role and I for one, had a ton of fun doing it.

Key Art/Art Direction

  • ButterBeans Cafe initial composition & art direction – Anthony Conley
    CG modeling and final art rendering –  McCown Design Agency
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  • Sunny Day key art initial composition & art direction – Anthony Conley
    Tight art –
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  • Shimmer & Shine concept composition and art direction – Anthony Conley
    Tight art and photoshop painting – Story Sabatino

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  • Top Wing concept composition and art direction – Anthony Conley
    CG modeling and final art rendering –  McCown Design AgencyTOP_LK_KA_001_HOR_RGB_CGI-1024x836

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  • Paw Patrol Poster concept, 2D map elements and art direction – Anthony Conley
    CG modeling and final art rendering –  McCown Design AgencyPaw_Patrol_Live_Great_Pirate_Adventure_DVD

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  • Nickelodeon VR Experience IMAXVR_Nick_SlimeZone
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  • Original character designs for Jojo Siwa and BowBow Sticker app – Anthony Conley
    The character style also informed the look of the Jojo and BowBow Show Show on Nickelodeon.

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  • Rusty Rivets Key Art concept, background paint and lighting FX – Anthony Conley
    CG character rendering – Spin Master Entertainment

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