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Work experience

Apr 2009Present


Mongrel Productions

As the Owner/Director of Mongrel Productions I am constantly working on numerous projects.  I am currently developing a TV Sitcom and preparing the pilot for production.  Other projects currently in pre-production are "Rise of a Nemesis" - Documentary, "The Yarnstorming of a Metro Rail" - Documentary, "Cut Em Down" - Full Length Film, "Shady Grove Space Park" - TV Series and "Don't Feed The Animals" - TV Series.

I am also very involved with various volunteer organizations which are listed below.

Apr 2009Present

Student Ambassador for the Media Arts and Animation Program

The Art Institute of Austin

The Student Ambassador is a mentor role for all new students enrolling in the Media Arts and Animation degree plan at The Art Institute of Austin.

Jun 2009Present

Co-Founder, Vice President and "Godfather"

The Art Institute of Austins Comic Book Society


I with two of my fellow class mates felt there was a need for a school sponsored club for the love of Comic Books and the Sequential Art Form.  Seeing this need, we jumped in and founded the Award winning Comic Book Society.

Vice President:

In this role I have co-founded and successfully implemented “Heroes of Charity”, our clubs annual charity drive, our first season we collected over $3000 worth of art supplies and comic books for the children of The Austin Children’s Shelter.This years “Heroes of Charity” will be benefitting the survivors of the Japan tsunami.

I assisted in the implementation of a successful partnership with “SCARE for a CURE” a nonprofit volunteer organization.For this partnership I led the coordination of the club members in all volunteer efforts including Set Build, Set Decoration, Costume, Acting and Site Cleanup and tear down.As partners with “SCARE for a CURE” in 2009, we helped achieve a record breaking year on several levels including the primary goal of raising $15,000 for “The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Central Texas”.“SCARE for a CURE” awarded our club with the :”Welcome to the Cult” award of appreciation in honor of our hard work and contributions in 2009.

I successfully secured placement for our club at the annual STAPLE Independent Media Expo, Wizard World Austin Comicon, IKKICON and Comicpalooza to promote our projects and charities.

 Spearheaded the creation of the clubs Website.We are currently in the process of producing our digital comic book including art and story work from all members.As club officer I helped spearhead production and editing of the comic as well as contributing my own art and story work.


I have currently stepped down to allow others the opportunity of gaining leadership experience.I am currently supporting the new officers and club members as a mentor for the growth of the individuals and club.

Nov 2009Present

Art Director


The Art Director role works closely with the Director in maintaining consistency in all art associated with the production including all print and video media used for marketing.The overall goal of the Art Director is to bring the Directors vision to life.To accomplish this I have created a strong Art Department made up of the talented students from The Art Institute of Austin.This department has four divisions – Graphic Design which is responsible for all print related media for SCARE.Film Division which is responsible for all filming and editing of all videos needed for or related to this year’s theme.Prop/Set Design which is responsible for the development of theme specific props, set design and decoration.Audio Division which is responsible for sound engineering work on all videos, sound crews for any and all video shoots and sound crew for the live bands that played at the 2010 haunt “Zombie Wasteland”.This has been, and still is, a formidable yet rewarding task for myself as well as the individuals who make up the Art Department.In 2010, we helped lead SCARE for a CURE into their largest haunt to date, 148,000 sq ft covering 2.5 acres.Our character and set designs were some of the goriest and scariest that SCARE for a CURE has ever had.The CBS/SCARE for a CURE Art Department was a major contributing factor to SCARE for a CURE selling out all performances in advance and raising $20,000 for “The Breast Cancer Resource Centers”. I led 31 very talented artists who put in over 1600 volunteer hours throughout 2010.

For 2011 SCARE has partnered with a Marketing firm, thus allowing me to scale back the tasks of the Art Department to focus more on the appearance of the haunt itself.  We are concentrating this year on videos, graphic design work for props that will be used in the haunt and set decoration.  We are still covering 148,000 sq ft with a totally different them "The Carnival of Lost Souls".  This event promises to be as big as 2010 and we hope to help SCARE raise over $20,000 for The BCRC.

Oct 2003Present


Stewarts Wiring

Independent contractor specializing in telecommunications Installation, Repair and Construction with system specific skills for large and small markets with companies like SBC, AT&T, Grande Communications, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and more.As owner/operator I have successfully managed several projects across the country and lead several crews as supervisor and project manager.

Additional 14 years experience in the Telecommunications Industry:Information available upon request.

Nov 2010Mar 2011

Director of Graphic Design and Volunteer Coordinator

STAPLE! Independent Media Expo

Because of the successful work and coordination that I displayed with the Comic Book Society at the 2010 Expo, Chris Nichols, the director of STAPLE!, asked me to join his committee for the 2011 Expo.I successfully recruited and managed 30 different volunteers over the entire two day event as well as coordinated the graphic design work for the Expo's printed material.  I plan on returning for this role in 2012.

Sep 2010Oct 2010

Assistant Art Director

Austin Entertainment Live

As the Assistant Art Director I was responsible for the set design, developement and build for the pilot episode.  I was the team leader of 5 other artists to create and bring to life the set for the pilot episode.


Apr 2009Present

Media Arts and Animation

Art Institute of Austin


My career objectives are to produce or direct visual effects for the entertainment industry.


Jarrett Crippen

To Whom It May Concern:

I have known Eric Stewart for 2 years and I have always found him to be an honest, hard working and self motivated individual.

I have known Eric on a professional level during his countless volunteer hours as the Art Director with a non-profit; SCARE for a CURE and have had the pleasure of associating with him in a more social environment as well.

Eric continually shows valuable leadership skills as he organizes and motivates not only his team of artist but also with the volunteer pool in general.I have come to rely on Eric for countless areas of responsibility.

As a police detective for over 17 years I have come to rely on my ability to judge a persons character and Eric has continually impressed me with his personal integrity, professionalism and outstanding work ethic.

Eric’s organizational skills and creativity make him an invaluable addition to almost any team. His ability to get along with persons of a wide variety of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds would be a bonus in any environment.

If you have any additional questions or if I can assist in any other way please feel free to contact me.

Detective Jarrett Crippen #2416

Austin Police Department

North Bureau Investigations


Bill Byrne

To Whom it May Concern:

I write this letter on behalf of Eric Stewart, in support of his application for a position with your company.Eric has been my student over the past three years in the Media Arts and Animation department at the Art Institute of Austin. In addition, as the Academic Director of the department I have closely followed Eric ’s progress from when he entered this program until now.

I highly recommend Eric for a position with your company.I am often asked by students to write them letters of recommendation; however it’s rare that I have the opportunity to recommend a student with as much enthusiasm as this student.Eric is the rare student who exhibits leadership and excellence to such a degree, I often wonder why is he not already famous.

The impact that Eric has had on this school is overwhelming. Eric is a natural producer and director.He can immediately spot abilities in other people. He has started and managed several student organizations, and become involved in numerous professional projects. Eric has maintained a very high GPA, in spite of his many extra-curricular activities, a full time job, a full course load and personal obligations.In addition to all of these, he’s also a creative and talented artist. Eric brings a passion to his work that is admirable.

I can say with confidence that he is an ideal candidate for this position.Please feel free to contact me if time is anything else I can add to support his application.


William M. Byrne

Academic Director Media Arts and Animation

The Art Institute of Austin (a branch of the Art Institute of Houston)


Production Management
I have advanced management skills developed over 20 years in the telecommunications industry.  Focusing specifically in team skills management.  I have taken this experience and adapted it for entertainment production teams ranging from Graphic Design Teams, Video Production Teams, Set Development and Design Teams with exceptional success.
Software Skills
3DS Max, Maya, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.  Experienced with both Mac and PC formats.