“Captain Tom” Pajdlhauser is an artist and Creative Director based in Ottawa, Canada and co-owner of Birling, a local skateboard shop. By day, he works as an Art Director and Production Designer on animated TV shows and movies and has worked with clients including Netflix, Disney, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, National Geographic, and Mattel. In the last 15 years of working between animation production and pre-production, he’s experienced the majority of departments and brings to the table not only outside experience and influence, but a thorough understanding of developing story serving artwork and design solutions to budget, schedule and production challenges.
“I’ve always been interested in the tactile and physical process of design work and in recent years have shifted my personal art focus from digital commercial design to projects that highlight my love of travel and adventure. My personal work is based primarily on my lived experiences captured on-the-go in sketchbooks, and have been working on sharing this through books, exhibits, and educational workshops.”