Poe brings to Gnomon a wealth of experience not only as a concept artist, art director, and visual development artist in feature films, tv animation, and mobile game design, but as a seasoned instructor at many area art schools, including the Art Center College of Design and the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. He is also an instructor in dynamic sketching and design at the Director’s Guild, the Costumers Guild, and the Animation Guild here in Los Angeles.


Topper’s Neighborhood (Art Director)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Concept Artist)
Stoney and Rocky (Visual Development Artist)
Spirit Riding Free (Visual Development Artist)
Tarzan 2 (Key Background Designer)

Work Experience

Instructor, Otis College of Art and Design
Art Director, Kommercial Wurkz
Art Director, Cartoon Network
Visual Development Artist, DreamWorks Animation Television
Background Designer, Walt Disney Feature Animation


The Academy of Art University, MFA in Illustration and Concept Art, 2012 – 2014
Massachusetts College of Art, BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design, 1990 - 1994

Awards & Recognition

2007 Emmy Nomination, Ben 10 Background Design