Jhoneil M. Centeno was born in 1969 in Manila, Philippines. He started drawing at age 6 and eventually entered Art Center College of Design in Pasadena at the age of 21. While there he took classes with legendary illustrator Burne Hogarth, and painting classes with Richard Bunkall and Steve Huston. He recieved his Bachelors of Art Degree in Painting in 1993. His first job after college was with the Dreamers Guild where he work as an assistant art director for such title as Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" and James Gurney's 'Dinotopia". Other game companies followed working on games as diverse as military sims to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Jhoneil is now concentrating on illustration and created book covers and collectible cards for Thunderhead Games, Mystic Eye Games, Fantasy Flight Games, and others. His dream is to get rich from illustrating and eventually move to Maui, Hawaii and raise chickens.


E-mail: jhoneil@verizon.net

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. BFA Degree. August 1993
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California. General Education. January 1988.


Virtue Play, Marina del Rey, California
o March 2004 - Current. Character modeler, Character Design, environmental modeler ("Lunar Racing Championship", "Mystery Game")

Legacy Interactive, Hollywood, California
o September 2003 - March 2004. Character modeler. (Created over 50 characters for a "ER")

Papaya Studios, Irvine, California
o July 2002 - 2003. Enviromental modeler

VirtueArts, Marina del Rey, California
o February 2000 - July 2002. Level design, environmental modeler, character design and modeler

Fantasy Flight Games, Roseville, MN
o 2000-2001. Freelance Illustrator

Mystic Eye Games, Austin, Texas
2000-2001 Freelance Book Cover Illustrator

Thunderhead Games, Valrico, Florida
2000-2001. Freelance Book Cover Illustrator

The Collective, Laguna, California
o February 1999 - February 2000. Character design, modeler, and texture artist ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer","Aeon Flux")

Digital Dialect, Woodland Hills, California
o June 1998 - January 1999. Character Design and modeler

NovaLogic, Calabasas, California

o January 1998 - March 1998 Character design and modeler
   ("Killsuit", "Delta Force")
o August 1996 - December 1997 3-D artist ("Armored Fist 2",
   "Comanche 3", "F22 Raptor")
o June 1996 - August 1996 3-D artist ("F-22 Lightning 2")

Modern Cartoons, Venice Beach, California
o March 1997 Freelance illustrator ("Susie Sex Talk",

Dreamers Guild, Chatsworth, California
o November 1995 - June 1996. Art Director / Artist / Animator ("Nick
  of Time" for Palladium)
o July 1995 -September 1995. Art Director / Artist / Animator
   ("Dinotopia" for Turner Interactive)
o June 1995 -July 1995. Art Director / Artist / Animator ("Online
  Baseball" for MPG Net )
o April 1994 - April 1995. Chief Character Animator , and Character
  Designer, and Assistant Art Director
  ("I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream" for Cyberdreams)

o Expert modeler in 3-D Studio Max
o ZBrush user
Expert in PhotoShop
o Great figure drawing skill
o Very fast study


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