Hey. I’m Jesse. 

I am a visual effects artist... working on movies, commercials, etc while simultaneously creating artwork using many of the same techniques. 

The piece I'm most proud of is Rebirth of Gaea... a massive, insanely-detailed digital collage based on Greek Mythology. Other personal favorites include a fluid simulation inspired by the relationship between perception and reality and lighting my head on fire as part of a series of short films for my kids about death and life.

Career-wise, a highlight for me was being the Creative Director for Super Bowl LV's augmented reality graphics. I also designed and animated Batman's phone in Justice League and smeared Billie Eillish for the Grammys. Some of the projects I've worked on are in the permanent collection of the MOMA and Whitney. Others have been shortlisted for Academy Awards.

My artwork is now available as NFTs on OpenSea and I occasionally post my latest work on InstagramIf you'd like to connect, feel free to reach out. jessenewman@mac.com.

Thanks! Jesse 


2021  Creative Director for Super Bowl LV Augmented Reality Graphics
2017  Best Visual Effects / Hollywood International Film Festival (A Good Dream)
2017  Best Visual Effects / Madrid International Film Festival (A Good Dream)
2012  Top 50 Emerging Artist Worldwide by Art Business News (Rebirth of Gaea)
2006  Shortlisted for Academy Award (One Rat Short)
2006  SIGGRAPH Best in Show (One Rat Short)
2005  Permanent Collection of the MOMA (MMs)
2002  BDA Gold (SciFi)

I'm thankful to BorisFX to have featured me on BorisFX LIVE, their Flow State: Stories from the Creative Process podcast as well as their article "Renaissance VFX Artist: Jesse Michael Newman on Sapphire."

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