Deanna Marsigliese

Deanna will be participating in our Industry Days, where She will be giving a talk on The Art of Inspiration: How Living With Purpose Breeds Meaningful Design. The inevitable connection between life and creative thinking at large.

Deanna Marsigliese is an Italian-Canadian animation art director living in San Francisco, CA. Specializing in story-telling 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 world-wide, 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.