John Eaves is a designer and illustrator best known for his work on the Star Trek franchise, starting with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
He served as a production illustrator on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Enterprise and was involved in all four Next Generation
movies, specifically being responsible for the design of the Sovereign-class Enterprise-E. He also worked on a variety of films, such as
Top Gun, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Valkyrie and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The first film Eaves worked on was Top Gun, as a model maker. These included the F-14 Tomcat and Northrop F-5 models which were used for the special effects shots of the aircraft. Prior to his work on the film, he had been working as a produce clerk at Bayless Markets. Eaves also worked as a model maker on a variety of other films, including Spaceballs and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He also worked on the television series SeaQuest DSV. His first work on the Star Trek franchise was on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier whilst working at Greg Jein's model shop in Marina del Rey, California. His first design was the wing cannon for the Klingon Bird of Prey.
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