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Walt Disney Imagineering - Glendale, CA

May 1997 - August 2000

I enjoyed nearly three-and-a-half years as a Show Designer in WDI's Creative Department. I was a digital art specialist creating 3D models for show space and ride vehicle visualization; 3D animation of proposed ride systems and show elements; website mock-ups for online attraction tie-ins; and motion graphics for show concepts, preliminary show content, animatics, and operations visualization. The first project I contributed to was the Animation Pavilion for Disney's California Adventure park in Anaheim. I was then involved in a myriad of projects for nearly all of the Disney parks around the globe, but spent most of my time as part of the creative team behind Mission: SPACE which opened at Orlando's EPCOT Center in October of 2003. I was credited for my contribution to the concept development of Mission: SPACE when it received a 2004 Thea award for Outstanding Achievment.

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From the official Disney Careers website:

"Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company and its affiliates. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation of Disney resorts, theme parks and attractions, hotels, water parks, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, cruise ships and new media technology projects.

"By blending creativity and innovative technological advancements, Walt Disney Imagineering has produced some of the world's most distinctive experiential storytelling, including using Audio-Animatronics® characters to tell the swashbuckling tales of Pirates of the Caribbean; developing a faster-than-gravity "freefall" through another dimension in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror; and integrating high-speed, large-format film projection with a breakthrough ride system to take guests on a breathtaking hang glider flight in Soarin' Over California."

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