Department of Art Alumni

Mat Gonzales '86



Examples of Cars

Curious George

Club Design and Caves

Conan the Barbarian

Engine No. 1

Fantastic Four Super Car

Russian Tea Room and Jacob Javitz Center

Miscellaneous licensing

SPM3 cars

Aphrodite IX for Marvel Toys
Mat said, “For me, it’s all in the process when doing a job. I love the conceptual work, in the beginning, before everyone else gets involved with their costs and their changes. Certain clients, like Disney for example, have so many people involved and they all have their own ideas and want to make their mark on a product. [ A commercial artist] cannot take any changes personally. It is very rare that a design is not changed. "I like rendering the art by hand, scanning it in and adding color via PhotoShop. It's important to create files that can be easily reworked. I’ve been working on a winter play set for Tinkerbell. I treated the initial concept as a piece of fine art, and carefully rendered it as I would like to see the final product. I scan it and send the digital file. I get to keep the original art. Next week my work will be taken apart and it won’t be mine anymore."

SPM3 Motorcycles

Violin for symphony exhibition

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