Star Trek: Lower Decks is an American adult animated television series created by Mike McMahan for the streaming service Paramount+. It follows the low-ranking support crew of one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, have to keep up with their duties, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

I was invited to participate in Season 2 as a Background Painter, and then as a Key Background Painter, and immediately fell in love with the first-class 2D art style, using atmospheric lighting, neon colors and warm bounce lights to create all the unique scenarios in the different areas of the ship and the planets the crew is visiting.

Writer and Creator

Mike Mcmahan


Barry J. Kelly

Juno John Lee

Kim Arndt

Bob Suarez

Jason Zurek

Production Managers

Megan TeviƱo

Donna Castricone

Serena Ng

Character Lead

Marissa Livingston

Art Directors

Khang Le

Nollan Obena

Antonio Canobbio

Animator Director

Bel Oh

Lead Animator

Felipe Lisboa Molica


Key Background Paint Supervisor

Claire Lenth

Key Background Painters

Lais Tissiani Dutra

Felo Lira

Bijou Liu

Amanda Turnage

Et al.

Production Paint Supervisor

Heather Arm

Background Painters

Felo Lira

Dalia Mallet

Lais Tissiani Dutra

Ander Zarate

Et al.

Background Layout Supervisor

Ivan Louey

Music Composer

Chris Westlake