Jasen Strong


What is your name?
Jasen Strong, but I was born with the name ‘Alfie Vann’ before being adopted. I’m considering going back to ‘Alfie’.

What is your current occupation?
I’m a character designer and illustrator. I work near the coast of Oregon near the 101 HWY.

What would you say has been your primary job in animation?
I got my job starting in 2-D clean up drawing, I loved it until the job and animation itself started to diminish & change over time. So, when the industry started avoiding hand drawings, I had to morph also. There wasn’t much to pick from, I wasn’t really that interested in Story Boarding as much as I was creating characters and working with color, so Character Designing got me going and kept me involved in animation but not exclusively since I also work on Kids Books, Logos and other marketing ideas such as Toys and various other Products. I even worked once on concept art for an adult toy for women, it was supposed to… Continue reading