September 1, 1965 |
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Sean Hargreaves (b. September 1, 1965) is a British production designer.
Early life and education
Sean Hargreaves was born 1 September 1965 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England to an engineer father and artistic mother. At the age of 13 his family moved to the U.S. After attending Sam Houston State University and the University of Houston, in 1986 he was accepted into the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Hargreaves began his design career at the age of 18, just after graduation from high school, at Visual Engineering in Dallas, Texas. There he participated in the fabrication and design of prototypes for Texas Instruments and IBM.
Following graduation from Art Center College of Design he was hired at General Motors Advanced Concepts Center in Newbury Park California where he designed concept cars. It was here that he learned the importance of teamwork, deadlines, and attention to detail.
After 3 years his interest in car design wavered, and he cast his eyes to the entertainment industry where one of his school colleagues, Jacques Rey, was working on the James Cameron film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Rey helped with contacts and before long Hargreaves was working as a storyboard artist in commercials.