Mel Bontrager

Head of Pre-Production

Mel Bontrager is a multi-faceted illustrator, concept and storyboard artist, and Co-Founder of Michigan’s Figment Forge Studio. They have worked as a concept artist, illustrator and animator in conjunction with creatives and studios locally and nationwide, for film, television, game, and print production. Projects have included NickToons’ NFL Rush Zone, Legendary Pictures' “Make It Work” docu-series, Zaya Toons’ “Iesodo” animated series, Action Lab Entertainment’s “I, Mage” comic series, and 41E’s own “Shooting Star” and “S.M.A.S.H!”

Mel has over a decade of experience working as a telecommuting artist and designer, and a BFA in Entertainment Arts, focusing on traditional animation and animation design, from the College for Creative Studies.