Practical Models in Set Design with Bryn Imagire, Art Director, “The Good Dinosaur”

Students will explore spatial relations going from flat drawing to practical 3D model. Participants will utilize polyurethane foam, and paint to build models and examine how texture, pattern and color inform the set design. 

Bryn Imagire joined Pixar Animation Studios in June 1997 as a digital painter on “A Bug’s Life.” She then went on to work as Shading Art Director on “Toy Story 2,” “Monster’s Inc.,” “Cars 2” and the Academy AwardÒ-winning features “The Incredibles” and “Up.”  Imagire is currently working on Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” scheduled for release on November 25, 2015.

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.

About the Design by Hand series

Launched in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels in fall 2013 with the iconic Finnish brand Marimekko, the Design by Hand series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations, and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.