Jill Daniels is a visual development artist and art director who is collaborating with Disney Labs Animation and Illumination Entertainment, creators of the Despicable Me franchise. Her work as an art director/visual development artist/painter has contributed to numerous hit Emmy-winning productions for Disney, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, Fox, MGM and PBS/ Universal and EA Games.
Daniels grew up in Alaska and moved to California to pursue a career as a professional artist. She graduated with a B.F.A. in fine art from Pepperdine University, and spent two years studying painting and art history in Florence, Italy, and Heidelberg, Germany. She went on to study illustration, environmental design and computer technologies at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
In addition to her successful career in entertainment, Daniels exhibits her fine artwork through several galleries in Los Angeles, and her work has been collected and featured in exhibitions in galleries worldwide.