How does a movie become a franchise? How does a story become a legacy? How do you make an idea last forever? These are the challenges of creating brands that are loved over generations. That’s been my job, my passion and my responsibility, in unlocking the magic behind the iconic franchises I’ve helped to build.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CREATIVE PRINT
The Walt Disney Company · Burbank, CA · 1997 – 2015
Responsible for the development and design, franchise branding and strategy, creation of all creative print materials from concept to completion for all theatrically released live-action and animated films. Disney Studios, DisneyToons, Disney-Pixar, Marvel, DreamWorks and Lucasfilm.
Managed a team of 12 creatives that partnered with every department within the Walt Disney Company including: international marketing, publicity, media, synergy, national promotions, online marketing, distribution, research, theme parks and resorts, Imagineering, Disney Channel, ABC and consumer products.
Cinderella, Maleficent, Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise, Alice in Wonderland, Enchanted, National Treasure, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, George of the Jungle, The Rock, 101 Dalmatians
Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Ironman 3, The Avengers
Lincoln, War Horse, The Help
DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS
Frozen, Wreck-It-Ralph, Big Hero 6, Frankenweenie, Winnie the Pooh Tangled, Princess and the Frog
Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Monsters University, Up, Brave, Wall-E, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
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