Arnold Pander -  Creative Media Artist / Producer & Director

Award winning artist and filmmaker, Arnold Pander works in a wide range of visual art mediums and creative media production. Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Pander was raised in Portland, Oregon by two artist parents and grew up surrounded by their fine art influences, including painting, theatre and printmaking. Arnold is known mostly for his work in graphic novels and filmmaking ventures with his brother Jacob as one half of the sibling creative team The Pander Brothers. His time in LA honed his skills creating a multitude of development assets including creative decks, storyboards, concept art, animatics and sizzle trailers while shopping original and franchise properties in Hollywood. He has also written and produced feature film, directed shorts, music video, commercials in live action and animation. The following are a number of areas of expertise in Arnold's creative career.

Arnold Pander's illustration, storyboard and animation services specialize in brand story development and engagement. Pander has 25 years of experience in the creative arts and media visualizing creative ideas into reality for brands, ad agencies, business to business, television, movies and more. Movies include: My Own Private Idaho, Spun and The Maverick.  Brand Clients include: Nike, Coca Cola, Intel, X box, Target, and many more.

As producer and director, Arnold co wrote and produced the award winning motion picture “Selfless” that had its world premiere at ComicCon International in 2010 and was subsequently picked up by Entertainment One. Pander also co-produced & directed the short film “SUBTEXT” that had its world premier at the Academy Award qualifying Palm Springs International Shorts Fest in 2013. He and his brother have also produced and directed live action and animated commercial spots for major brands like adidas Originals, Panasonic, LG, Intel and others.

As a concept & production designer Arnold has envisioned music video concepts for Deee-Lite's "Runaway" and John Mayer's "Who did you think I was?", Both directed by Gus Van Sant, as well as production designing the 7 song music video movie "Suck It and See" for Palm Pictures. As producer & director Pander's music videos for Jamal- Ski "Love international" and Pistel "Hearing Voices" appeared on MTV AMP. And as an executive producer, Arnold has released three electronic music compilations showcasing seminal music producers, Meat Beat Manifesto, Howie B., Zeb, and Dub Gabriel among others. 

As a visual artist Arnold has appeared the popular reality show ‘Americas Next Top Model’ as featured fashion illustrator. And as featured on-camera artist for the 2015 Wacom Intuos Stylus promotional campaign, showcasing Pander’s digital drawing skills on the iPad. Arnold and his brother Jacob are the recent subject for Wacom’s social media campaign for the 2017 Cintiq tablet featuring the making of Pander Brothers’ latest digital graphic novel, “Dissident X” coming Fall 2019 from Dark Horse Comics.

As half of the graphic novelist duo The Pander Brothers, Arnold is also an Eisner Nominated artist for the Dark Horse Comics series "Grendel: Devil’s Legacy" . Pander has written and/or illustrated titles like "Exquisite Corpse"(Dark Horse Comics), "Secret Broadcast" (Oni Press), and "Tasty Bullet"(Image Comics) as well as franchise titles “Batman: City of Light"(DC Comics) “Nightmask” (Marvel Comics) and Pander's latest graphic novel GirlFIEND is out now from Dark Horse Comics.

Pander’s fine art works have always played a role his varied creative explorations, working in oils on canvas, watercolor and pen & Ink on paper. Arnold’s velvet paintings have shown at the Hollywood Standard Hotel in Los Angeles. His series “Fabrications”, oils on velvet featuring Hollywood celebrity icons was displayed at the Mark Woolley Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Willamette Week called the works, “…an implicitly ironic medium…deconstruct(ing) the illusionism endemic to the film and music industries.”

Arnold’s public artwork includes the Portland Tri Met “Arts Bus” and his other murals and large scale paintings include the 2016 “What The Festival” ‘Dragon Stage’. Pander's paintings have also become permanent fixtures in many Portland, Oregon venues including, VoiceBox Karaoke, Hale Pale' Tiki Bar, Dots Cafe, and Dante's Nightclub.

Arnold Pander currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

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