Visual Development Artist // Lizzie Nichols
Visual Development Artist at Sony Pictures Animation
Lizzie Nichols is a Los Angeles-based visual development and concept artist. She graduated from Art Center College of Design with a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Design. She then went to work at Walt Disney Imagineering as a Concept Artist for the Creative Interactive Attractions team, where she contributed to a wide variety of projects, including interactive experiences within Disney parks, queue line & post-show concept art, ride scene & hotel concept art plus ride posters.
After Disney, she worked as a Background and Prop designer at Rough Draft Studios on a new show for BBC 4 called Full English, and was entrusted with designing all the backgrounds and props for an as-yet-unannounced Adult Swim pilot. She also contributed backgrounds and props to Futurama, as well as character designs on an unnamed pilot.
From there, she moved to background painting and visual development at Rubicon Entertainment. The project involves creating inviting, colorful paintings, and plays to her strengths of designing complex environments full of light and atmosphere.
Lizzie is currently a Visual Development Artist at Sony Pictures Animation, where she recently completed work on Hotel Transylvania 2, and is now working on the Smurfs project.
Her freelance clients have included 344 Design, Nick Wechsler Productions, Nathan Love Studios, Cartoon Network, Disney Television, and DreamWorks Television.