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‘Designing Incredibles 2’ – Pixar artist will speak at UNCG

Bryn Imagire is photographed on January 29, 2018 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Liked “Incredibles 2”? You’ll love the dynamic talk by Pixar artist Bryn Imagire, who was an artist for the movie and many more.

The talk will be Wednesday, November 7, 6 p.m., Eberhart Building, Room 250. You’re advised to be there early – each Pixar artist who comes to UNCG attracts a full auditorium.

Shader Art Director Bryn Imagire will also speak to my Dr. Heather Holian’s ARH 210 Art of Disney and Pixar class (not open to the public). Holian is working on a book about Pixar’s art; the book is scheduled to be published in 2021.

“As a Pixar veteran, Bryn has a great deal of experience at the studio and I’m sure both her dynamic speaking and her excitement for the Incredibles II will be clear in her behind-the-scenes talk about her work that production. I think we’re in for a real treat,” said Holian.

Bryn Imagire joined Pixar Animation Studios in June 1996 as a digital painter on “A Bug’s Life.” She worked in the art department as a designer on “Monsters Inc.” and “Cars 2”. She then went on to work as Shading Art Director on “Toy Story 2”, “The Good Dinosaur”, and the Academy Award-winning features “The Incredibles,” “Up” and “Coco”. Imagire finished working on Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” as Shading Art Director and Costume Designer, and is currently working with Pete Docter on Pixar’s 2020 summer feature.

As a Shading Art Director, Imagire experiments with different materials to help form the overall look of the film through the colors and textures of characters, sets and objects. She works closely with the Director, Production Designer, and fellow art directors on each film to take the decided look and create that on-screen.

After participating in drawing and painting classes as part of a high school summer program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Imagire decided at an early age that she wanted to pursue a creative career. Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Imagire attended the American River College for two years and then the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where she received a Bachelor of Fine Art’s degree in Illustration. She currently resides in Oakland, California.