Technical Directors function as an integral part of the departments they’re associated with, designing or optimizing processes and tools to best fit production needs.
What does your department do?
I write tools and design workflows, support artist on their shows, troubleshoot and debug software. I enjoy working with artists and technologists to make sure the show has what it needs to realize the artists' vision.
What brought you to Disney Animation?
I started working on CG animation in high school, eventually doing short animations for our weekly broadcast. Studying Computer Science there led to choosing it as my major in college, including CG animation classes. Disney was a big part of my childhood, and I was happy to be able to join the company, initially as a member of the Tech Support team.