Wednesday, November 8, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT
RMCAD online and on-ground students have the exciting opportunity to meet one-on-one and share their work with visiting artist Deanna Marsigliese. This opportunity is available to students looking to gain insight and perspective on their own work from this accomplished visiting artist. Due to a limited number of spots, this opportunity is competitive. To apply for a one-on-one meeting with Deanna, RMCAD students are required to fill out this form by Monday, October 30, 2023. Students will receive a confirmation email after submitting a request. The VASD Program Committee will review submissions and selected students will be notified by Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
Deanna Marsigliese is an Italian-Canadian animation art director living in San Francisco, CA. Specializing in storytelling through character and costume design, Marsigliese has worked for Pixar Animation Studios since 2012. Her credits include Soul (2020), Onward (2020), Toy Story 4 (2019), Incredibles 2 (2018), Bao (2018), Inside Out (2015), and The Good Dinosaur (2013). Most recently, Marsigliese acted as both character art director and animation sketch artist lead for Pixar’s Luca (2021).
Prior to Pixar, Marsigliese freelanced as a 2D animator and character designer on a wide variety of film, television, and commercial projects. She also served as the Professor of Classical Animation at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada for six years. Today, Marsigliese enjoys leading workshops, delivering keynote presentations, and participating in panel discussions worldwide, all in the hopes of inspiring others through her passion for animation and design. She has been hosted by SXSW, D23, ILM, WIA, LBXO, THU, Brainbar, Leaders London, The View Conference, RiseUp Summit, Pixelatl, Prémios Quirino, and The Walt Disney Family Museum.
Marsigliese is a vintage fashion enthusiast with a penchant for very large designer costume jewels. When in need of inspiration, she explores; traveling the world at length with a surprisingly small backpack.