Noah Klocek was born in Neptune New Jersey to artist parents who encouraged him to draw but discouraged him from pursuing a career in the arts. Thankfully the discouragement didn’t work and after trying every thing from wildlife biology to paramedic training Noah decided to go to school at San Jose State and pursue a career in art. Near the end of school Noah had the opportunity to apprentice as a matte painter ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) where he worked on T3, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Hulk. Following a year at ILM, Noah spent several years as a Matte Painter at PDI/Dreamworks on Shrek 2 and Madagascar. In search of new challenges, Noah was lucky enough to find a place as an Art Director at Pixar Animation Studios. Noah lives in Berkeley with is amazing wife and two kids.
Studio: Pixar Animation Studio
Title: Art Director
Credits: Shrek 2, Madagascar, Wall-e, Up, Partly Cloudy (short).