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Event Series Event Series: VASD Program 2023-2024

Student-Led Q+A Session with Deanna Marsigliese

November 8, 2023 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Student-Led Q+A Session with Deanna Marsigliese

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. MT
Triboro 116

Join this student-led conversation with visiting artist Deanna Marsigliese! Lunch is provided. Student-Led Q + A Sessions are private, casual, in-person conversations open to RMCAD students, faculty, and staff. Guided by student voices, these discussions generate valuable professional advice for all students directly from the student perspective.

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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.


November 8, 2023
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
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