Who Are We

John Mahoney

John Mahoney is a seasoned professor at CalArts,USC, and Gnomon. He teaches such diverse classes as figure drawing, sculpture, film design, storyboards, stop motion animation, and character design. Beside teaching at academic environments, John also taught creative training classes like sculptures and zBrush at many world top VFX and Game studios, such as ILM, Blizzard.


John’s illustration work has been showcased in Spectrum, the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and in the book Erotic Signature, the World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today. The release of the book will mark the launching of the Exhibition Tour starting in Miami, then New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and London.


John has had several gallery exhibitions around the Los Angeles area, including a one man show at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.



Hasbro – Zbrush Sculptor – on Avengers & Jurassic World 
Lucasfilm – Singapore & San Francisco – Creativity Professor 
Disney Features – on ten films as – Visual Development Artist 
Blizzard – Zbrush and Sculpture Professor 
Warner Bros. – Visual Development Artist 
Miramax Films – Creature Designer
Cartoon Network – Color Designer
Disney Imagineering – Concept sculptor 
Jib Jab Studio – Sculptor 
SOFA Studio Taiwan – Art Director/Visual Consultant 
Stan Winston School of Character Arts – Zbrush Instructor
Cal Arts – Illustration, Zbrush, & Sculpture Professor
Art Center – Concept Art lecturer 
USC – Concept Design – Zbrush Professor 
Gnomon – Production Design & Storyboard Professor
New York Fim Academy – Game Design Professor


Vina Kao Mahoney

Vina is a Taiwanese CG Lighting Artist based in the United States and has worked on numerous feature films and animations including Aquaman, Moana, Zootopia, Frozen, Big Hero 6, and more...

Besides working in the computer-generated world, Vina loves to create homemade felting hats, shirts and bags...... and wear them out all the time!!!

Vina gets requests from friends and colleagues to open an online shop to share her creations for many many years….. Now finally, Vina combined her husband John and her passion and created Xen-Wear lifestyle collection to share with the world. Hope you will like them!!!