Posts tagged disney store
Posts tagged disney store
This is Erin. And this, is AWESOME! She spent the last 6 months perfectly recreating the Disney Designer Villains version of Queen of Hearts I created for the Disney Stores last year. From the looks of it, the results were totally worth the effort. It makes me happy that something I helped create can inspire other people to take this collection someplace entirely new. Above you can see my original sketch and doll that inspired Erin’s creation. I am totally impressed . And, thank you Erin for sharing. Congrats to Maleficent and Cruella too! Can’t wait to see the whole gang. Hope everyone enjoys this as much as I did today. :)
Available today from the Disney Stores is the “Artist Series One” mini collection. There are t-shirts, bags, a notecard set and an i-phone case. I was excited to be a part of this series and contribute my art of Ariel from The Little Mermaid, shown with her BFF Flounder in both the note card set and on this fashion Tee. I love being able to draw classic Disney characters in a style all my own and see it end up in cool places. I was so excited by how this piece turned out, I went ahead and did all the other girls in a similar style. I hope to be able to share those here as well at some point. But for now, head on over to the Disney Store and check out this great collection featuring art from not only myself, but a bunch of other talented Disney Store artists! Enjoy.
Back when I worked on a few projects with Kidada Jones, she fell in love with the story book art I had done for the Art of the Disney Princess book and wanted to use the art for packaging. At the time I submitted art for that book Tiana was still in development, so I had not yet drawn her in that style. When it was decided that some of my previous art would be used for packaging of the “Charming Collection”, I was asked if I could add Tiana to the mix since she would be represented in the line of charms Kidada had designed. Here you can see my original rough concept drawings , as well as how the final art was used on packaging and product.
I work on a lot of things for the Disney Stores. Sometimes they are very high profile, like the Designer Princess and Villains collections. Sometimes it’s a small, fun project like these super cute princess finger puppets that are available now. Big or small, I love it all.
Those of you that follow my tumblr know that I currently work as Principal Designer for the Disney Stores. But, have you ever wondered where all the awesome stuff we create for the stores is actually made? Check out this little sneak peak at where it all starts, The Disney Store headquarters in Pasadena, Ca.
A while back I did some Tinkerbell art. I wanted it to be in my style, yet still true to Disney and this classic character. I wasn’t sure what, if anything it would be used for. It was really more for fun. A piece from this collection was used last year for a little seen “Art of Tink” notecard set that came out. I am happy that today more of it has been used on this cute collection now available at the Disney Stores! I hope you like it!
SO excited about this! It’s my interview I did for the “Derek and Romaine Show” on Sirius/XM Out Q radio last month live from GayDays at Disneyland. We talk about the villains dolls as well as my career in general over the years. I’ve been at Disney a long time, but this is my very first radio interview! I think you will enjoy it. I come in about 2 min. 30 sec. into the conversation. But give the whole thing a listen. If you LOVE Disney and want to hear a little bit about what goes on behind the scenes , this is your chance! enjoy :) It’s fun! :)
Recently I sat down with D23 for an interview about how I got my start with Disney , where I went to school, what it was like working with Glen Keane, how it felt like when I first saw product I designed in-store, and of course , the Disney Villains Designer Collection! It was an honor to be interviewed and tell a bit of my story.
Ah! It’s my favorite time of the year. I love Disney, and ornaments. So, the fact that I get to design them every year is even better! It’s always a huge challenge every year to come up with new designs and the proper mix of characters. You need to give people both what they want, and give them a few surprises too! Below are a few of my favorites that I worked on for this year. I always like telling a story or capturing a moment in the film that I hope people respond too. That’s what Disney is known for. So, I try my best to keep up with that tradition. There are a ton more, so hit up a Disney Store near you, or online starting September 16th. Do you have a favorite?