Born and raised in Northern Utah, Roger Motzkus spent a lot of time drawing as a youth, and received a full scholarship to the University of Utah. He became a working professional before he graduated in Fine Art. He became a layout and storyboard artist for television animation, including episodes produced by Marvel Comics and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Roger was able to support himself with Freelance Illustration in the Utah area, and soon his work was being published by clients from coast to coast.
He and his wife moved to Southern California where they lived for 13 years and grew personally and professionally and had 3 children. Roger has gained a large list of very recognizable clients, and a reputation that’s allowed him to be represented as among the best Illustrators in the country.
His work has been honored in many art shows, including “The Society of Illustrators West” exhibits. He’s been a guest instructor at many colleges in different States, including the Pasadena Art Center. His work has evolved to fit in diverse markets including: Entertainment and movie poster design, Advertising, Publishing, Children’s Books, toy packaging, the computer gaming industry – and even traditional Portraits and Fine Art.
Roger returned to his Utah roots and currently lives in the Salt Lake area with his wife Jenny, and children. Professionally, Roger teaches at Salt Lake Community College, and recently is kept very busy doing "Alternative Movie Posters" for private commissions. Personally, he has been a certified yoga instructor and has taught weekly classes for many years, including for the Utah Prison system with an emphasis on breath and body mindfulness and is also certified to teach with a trauma sensitive specialty. He may also be found singing, fishing, or striving to be a good husband and father.
Nintendo, Microsoft, Wham-O, MTV / Nickelodeon, Sega, Atari, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Scholastic Books, Little Brown Co., Harper Collins, Pepperidge Farm, Dreamworks, Hasbro, Snickers, Phillips, NFL Properties, Adaptec, SEARS, Novell, PC Week, The Hollywood Reporter, Milton Bradley, Rite Aid, Houston Space Center, Fox Television, Intel, Lanard Toys, Miller Beer, Sony Playstation, Playmates Interactive Entertainment, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Plillips, Game Gear, and many many more.