Aaron Haye is a California based designer with experience across a broad swath of the film industry.
Firmly rooted in the art of hands-on filmmaking, Aaron began his career in Visual Effects in the legendary model shop of Industrial Light & Magic where he spent 8 years soaking up the collective knowledge of some of the most talented and creative folks on Earth. The culture here was infused with a collaborative and competitive spirit wherein everyone was encouraged to find novel and innovative solutions to complex problems with little time and limited resources. Intimate involvement from concept and iteration to fabrication and photography formed the backdrop to his experience over these years.
Early VFX credits include Star Wars Episodes I & II, The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Artificial Intelligence, and Starship Troopers.
In 2002 Aaron moved to Los Angeles and migrated into the developing niche of 3D design for film. He pitched the idea of integrated 3D design to anyone who might listen and soon found himself moving from Visual Effects into the Art Department. His unique background and cross section of experience led to involvement with some of the biggest films of the last two decades and the opportunity to work with visionary directors like David Fincher, Zach Snyder, JJ Abrams, Bryan Singer and Denis Villeneuve.
Art Direction credits include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Star Trek, The Social Network, Battleship, Man of Steel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Terminator Genisys.
As a Production Designer, Aaron had the opportunity to develop the initial look of Blade Runner 2049, design an un-produced version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Fox, and create the detailed world of the Academy Award winning Bohemian Rhapsody. In 2018 Aaron worked with Director Elizabeth Banks on the reboot of the action comedy Charlie's Angels franchise and followed that film up with his first foray into long form entertainment with Stephen King's The Stand for CBS All Access. Always eager for a new challenge, his next project is a top secret animated film currently in production.