Joe Beserra graduated from Art Center College of Design where he studied Graphic Design and received a BFA in Illustration.
After college he worked in special effects painting in the film industry, working on such films as “The Thing”, “Pirhana”!, “King Kong”, and Speilberg’s “ET, The Extraterrestial”. He also worked at Scenic Studios as a scenic and faux-effects painter on large budget commercials and film trailers such as “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”.
Joe discovered his love for creating master paint models in 1999 and has since painted master models for companies such as Mattel, Pixar, Warner Bros., Disney, and Jaks Pacific. He was responsible for creating the master models for high profile projects such as the WWF Wrestling Figures, Toy Story I & II, Tarzan, Dinosaur and Harry Potter.
Joe heads up our Model Painting Department here at Artistic Solutions and Production (ASaP).
Joe and the ASaP team of master model painters can take on both the tiny “one hair brush” projects—such as those they have created for Mattel’s Polly Pockets and Disney Miniatures—as well as large scale models, such as George Lucas’ Death Star project for International Gaming Technology (IGT).
In the photo shown here, Joe is painting 250 faux pomegranates for Pom Wonderful’s pomegranate sales kits.
To see more of Joe's model making and model painting portfolio please contact your ASaP Client Assistant.