About

Didier Ah-Koon
Creative Director/ Storyboard artist
Comedy Consultant
Comic book author

didierahkoon[@]gmail.com
+33 (0) 6.14.01.42.77



Didier is a prolific Storyboard Artist and Creative Consultant working with Major Animation Studios: Illumination Entertainment, Universal, Blue Sky Studios, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Rovio Animation Company...
He is contributing to the success of Highest Blockbusters Animated Movies like The Lorax, Despicable Me 2, Minions Movie, The Secret Life Of Pets, Ice Age: Collision Course, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Emoji Movie, Angry Birds Movie 2, Playmobil Movie...

He has directed the Short Film "Cro Minion" for Illumination Entertainment, it has been released on The Minions Movie Blu-Ray.
He is also the Author of The Minions Comic Book published by Titan Comics and Editions Dupuis.

His expertise is Comedy Development. He provides creative solutions by drawing visuals Storyboard beats, improvizing gags, writing screenplays and brainstorming with executives.

Comedy is a key element and the biggest challenge in the Entertainment Industry!
What he values and enjoys the most is provoking emotions in an audience by thinking outside the box.


EXPERIENCE

April 2017 - Present
Freelance Storyboard Artist at ON Animation Studios
- Playmobil Movie

December 2016 - Present
Freelance Storyboard Artist at Rovio Animation Company
- The Angry Birds Movie 2

February 2016 - Present 
Creative Consultant - Comedy Development at Ubisoft
• Brainstorming and Analysing comedy punch-ups needs
• Providing storyboards beats, visual gags, comedy pass on scripts, storyboards and concepts
• Advising creative solutions

December 2014 - Present
Freelance Storyboard Artist at Sony Pictures Animation
- Emojimovie : Express Yourself (2019)
- Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

March 2013 - July 2015
Director on a Minion short movie at Illumination Mac Guff (Universal)
The short will be released on The Minions DVD in 2015

August 2014 - October 2014
Freelance Storyboard Artist at Blue Sky Studios 
- Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

June 2010 - June 2014
Story Artist at Illumination Mac Guff (Universal)
- The Secret Life Of Pets (2015)
- The Minions (2015)
- Despicable Me 2 (2013)
- The Lorax (2012)
- Brad and Gary (Short 2011)
- Flanimals (in development)

May 2013 - July 2015
Comic book writer at Titan Comics and Editions Dupuis
Writer on "The Minions" comic book adaptation published in weekly magazine "Le journal de Spirou".

May 2011 - July 2011
Story Artist at Universal Orlando
"Despicable Me 3-D ride" for Universal Studios theme park.

Sep 2009 - May 2010
Story Artist at Marathon Media
"Rekkit Rabbit" (52 x 13’), 2D animated serie , 7 episodes.

July 2009 - Sep 2009
Story Artist at Cube Creative
"Kaeloo" (52 X 7'), 3D animated serie, 7 episodes.

May 2009 - June 2009
Story Artist at Futurikon
"Captain Biceps" (52 X 9'), 2D animated serie, 3 episodes.

August 2008 - March 2009
Story Artist at TV Loonland
"My Life Me", 2D animated serie (52 X 12'), 7 episodes.

June 2008 - July 2008
Story Artist at TeamTO
"International Hareport", 3D animated serie (26x12') , 2 episodes

Oct 2007 - April 2008
Story Artist at Mac Guff
"Pat & Stan", 3D animated serie (39 X 6'30''), 12 episodes


EDUCATION

2004 – 2007
Gobelins
CRFA, Animation

2001 – 2004
Emile Cohl
Art, Illustration, Comic