Alex Hessler is a CG and XR supervisor and consultant. As a passionate creative contributor and technical problem solver, he is consistently placed at the hub of complex projects.
Alex got his start in VFX as a Technical Director at Framestore CFC in London. Here he worked on such movies as The Chronicles of Narnia and the Harry Potter series. He has since worked as a Lead Technical Director at Weta Digital on Avatar and later transitioned to feature animation as a senior look development artist at Pixar Animation Studios. There he developed environments and characters for movies such as Monster's University and Inside Out. He has since supervised a wide range of projects at Tippett Studio, a multi-faceted visual effects shop. There, he worked with talented artists and engineers to create a wide range of films and interactive experiences.
Alex is currently based in Portland, Oregon where he is helping head up Invisible Thread, an immersive design collective.
AR | VR | MR | Digital Installations
With more than a dozen XR projects under his belt, Alex has become a “go to guy” for VR and other new media projects. Please contact him to discuss your project and find out how easy it can be to make something great. He has experience in both Unreal and Unity Engine and can manage large asset and environment build outs.
Alex has over 15 years of visual effect and feature animation experience. From Avatar to Narnia, he has created visuals for many of your favorite blockbusters. His depth of knowledge and experience result in cutting edge visual quality in every project he takes on.
Supervision and Consulting
Alex loves to translate complex creative and technical projects into clear actionable plans. No matter the scale of your idea, Alex can build and manage a team to make it a reality. Many of these “new media”/”digital” projects involve diverse teams of talented people who can be tricky to wrangle and organize. Alex thrives on these projects and wants customize a plan to achieve your vision.