Barry E. Jackson
|Barry Edward Jackson|
May 18, 1954 |
|Occupation||Production designer, author|
Barry Edward Jackson (born May 18, 1954) is an American production designer and writer.
Although he grew up in Lompoc, California, he was born in Omaha, Nebraska.
In the early 1990s, he began working in film as a production designer, director of storyboard teams, writer, and children's book author/illustrator.
His screen credits include films such as, The Prince of Egypt, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Titan AE, The Ant Bully, Horton Hears a Who! and Ron Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He was one of several production designers on the Dreamwork's production Shrek. He also conceptually designed the Paramount feature film Cool World.
In 2001 he production designed the all-digital animated short film Los Gringos, which was critically reviewed and praised in Entertainment Weekly. He also designed the opening title sequence for Joe Dante's film The Haunted Lighthouse, a featured attraction at SeaWorld. In 2015, he began working film as a concept artist as The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. His work can be seen in the animation feature "Sausage Party".
Harper Collins released Jackson's first children's book, Danny Diamondback, in 2008. The book is dedicated to his daughter Rachel. Barry has penned the screenplay to this book and it is currently a fully funded feature film set for early production in January 2017.