Before founding Sanctum Studios in 2019 Justin has been working in the graphic design field since 2005. Originally from Springfield, Illinois, he is a world-renowned concept designer and consultant for the film and video game industry. Some recent names Justin has worked on include Goosebumps, Jupiter Ascending, Maleficient, Noah, Iron Man 3, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Firelight, Blink, Falling Skies, The Wolverine, Scrapyard, Eternals, Frog King, Ragnarock, Halo 5, Insomniac's Spiderman, Into the Stars, Star Citizen, Black Adam, Shazam 2, Star Trek Discovery and the Division.
Over the course of his career, Justin became a three-time winner of the 3DTotal Excellence Award and took a ZBrush title belt in 2015. His artwork is featured on Artstation, where he serves as a Judge, on ConceptArt World, IO9, Kotaku, Slashfilm, ComicBookMovie, Sketch Zone, in "Nuthin' But Mech" book series by Design studio Press, "Last Man Standing: Kill book of Bounty Hunter" by Dan Luvisi, "The Art of film Star Wars" by ImagineFX and many more.
Being passionate about sharing his skills, Justin teaches at Schoolism, Art Center College of Design, Brainstorm School, CGMA 3D Academy, Digital-Tutors. He is also a guest lecturer at Trojan Horse and at the IFCC Independent Festival of Creative Communication. He is also on the board of advisors for Lightbox Expo.