Digital Ninja® is the trademark, company, and sometimes alter-ego of comic book nerd Jesse Dez, a professional writer, producer, and director. He is also a published writer, photographer, and graphic designer. He is also a skilled artist in pencil, ink, and paint with a focus in sci-fi, anime, cartoons, character & creature design. Jesse Dez is a United States Marine (‘93-97) and volunteers his time teaching Art at local schools in his community.
Jesse graduated The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, achieving a degree in Computer Animation. He continued on to Film School and studied Film Production at The University of Southern California. After graduation, he traveled extensively in the US and Europe working on TV shows. He would later produce the Award Winning Short Film, Solace (2006) featuring the great acting talents of the late Margot Kidder, the late Ed Lauter, Kathy Bates, and Daryl Sabara.
Finding success as a Producer, he joined Title Design powerhouse yU+Co. The niche studio experience helped propel into coordinating Special FX for another niche studio, Luma Pictures. Later he would write his first television pilot, Santos (2013) and garner some attention with executives associated with the show Criminal Minds. His current projects include Post-Production on (to be announced), Corporate & Music Videos, while studying to get a Drone Pilot’s License.