Imagining Characters Through Collage with Albert Lozano and Chris Sasaki

Inspired by the characters in Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, children will work with and learn from Pixar designers how collaging methods are used to create and inspire a character’s design. Parents are invited to observe or collaborate with their children during the workshop.

Workshops are geared towards children ages 7-12. Only one adult per ticketed child will be admitted to the event.

Session 1: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 2: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Chris Sasaki joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2010, and has worked as a character artist for Monsters University and Inside Out. In addition to his feature film work, Sasaki contributed his talents to Sanjay’s Super Team, the latest Pixar short film releasing with The Good Dinosaur in November. He is currently working as a character designer on an upcoming Pixar project.

Prior to joining Pixar, Sasaki was an intern at DreamWorks Animation, where he learned about the production pipeline and process of a feature film. Sasaki also worked as a character designer at Jim Henson, DisneyTV, BlueSky, and LAIKA.

Albert Lozano joined Pixar Animation Studios in April 1999 as the character art director on Pixar’s 2001 feature Monsters. Inc. Lozano has worked on every Pixar feature since then, including the Academy Award-winning features Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL•E, and Up. Lozano most recently worked on Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out.

As the character art director, Lozano’s responsibility is to design the characters and shepherd them through the production process to make sure they appear as the films’ production designer and director want them to.

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.

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