Eric Wight

Creative Director Bucks County, PA

Professional daydreamer. Ace doodler. Word wrangler. Cupcake enthusiast.

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A diversely accomplished, hands-on Creative Director with two decades of experience in branding, IP development and production management for some of the world’s most recognized corporations in the animation, film & television, digital entertainment, publishing, social/mobile games, music and toy industries.

Awards

2015

Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award Nominee, Connecticut Library Association

2015

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, Texas Library Association

2013

Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee, Oregon Library Association

2013

Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Nominee, Pennsylvania School Library Association

2013

Monarch Award Master List, Illinois School Library Media Association

2013

Virginia Reader's Choice Master List, Virginia State Reading Association

2012

Garden State Children's Book Award, New Jersey Library Association

2012

Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award, South Dakota Library Association

2011

Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky Reading Association

2009

Children's Book of the Year Nominee, North Atlantic Independent Bookseller's Association

2009

Best Books of the Year List, Bank Street Books

2009

Best Children's Books List, Kirkus Reviews

2009

Best Comics for Kids, School Library Journal

2008

YALSA Nominee Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Young Adult Library Services Association

2005

Best Anthology, Eisner Awards

2005

Best Anthology, Harvey Awards

2004

Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award, Eisner Awards

Clients

ABC/Touchstone Abrams Books Amazon Studios American Taekwondo Association Bento Box Entertainment Bloomsbury Publishing Capitol Records Cartoon Network Children's Television Workshop Dark Horse Comics DC Comics Film Roman Fox Entertainment Ghostbot HBO IDW Publishing Image Comics Lifetime Television Macmillan Marvel Entertainment Mattel MTV Random House Simon & Schuster Starz TV Guide Universal Studios VTech Warner Bros. Walt Disney Animation

Experience

Co-Founder & Creative Director

8th Level Entertainment, LLC

Co-founded a tabletop game production company focused on creating high quality entertainment for kids that is powered by imagination, not batteries.

Key Projects:
- Beastie Bash!
- Treasure Trappers

Creative Director

Making Fun, Inc.

Creative directed production teams in multiple countries and wrote copy for a variety of social and mobile games.

Key Projects:
- Timeless Gems
- Paper Sagas
- Hidden Haunts
- Bugsters

Creator, Co-Executive Producer & Creative Consultant

eOne Entertainment

Sold & developed a preschool animated series bible, pilot, and mobile app concepts based on my FRANKIE PICKLE book series. Assisted in securing Canadian distribution for 26 episodes.

Creator, Author, Illustrator & Co-Designer

Simon & Schuster

Created the award-winning FRANKIE PICKLE, a chapter book/graphic novel series for readers ages 7-10.

Books in the series:
- Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
- Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000
- Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace
- Frankie Pickle and the Land of the Lost Recess

Owner & Chief Creative Officer

Wight Knight Productions, Inc.

An independent Creative Consultant for Writing, Illustration, Animation and Game Design.

Education

Walt Disney Animation

Feature Animation Training

School of Visual Arts

BFA Animation

Carnegie Mellon University

Graphic Design

Skills

Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Flash Storyboard Pro Scrivener Omnigraffle Drupal PowerPoint/Keynote HTML CSS

Specialties

writing digital illustration animation design art direction creative direction graphic design packaging design branding

Exhibitions

2014

Group, Drawing on Character: The Art of Children's Graphic Novels, Allentown Art Museum - Allentown, PA

2010

Solo, The Art of Frankie Pickle, The Toonseum - Pittsburgh, PA

2009

Group, The Art of Frankie Pickle, Toronto Comics & Arts Festival - Toronto, Canada