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Lou Romano Art Director Laika

Lou Romano Art Director Laika

Lou Romano (b. 1972) was born and raised in San Diego, Ca. He began drawing and painting at an early age and studied theater arts, performing in plays throughout high school. After graduating in 1990 he studied animation and film at Cal Arts from 1990-92.   Lou has worked as an illustrator and designer on various projects including The Powerpuff Girls and The Iron Giant (1999).

He was the Production Designer of Pixar’s The Incredibles (2004) for which he won an Annie Award. His artwork has appeared on the cover of The New Yorker and has been published in several books including The Art of (The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., and Up), The Ancient Book of Myth&War and The Ancient Book of Sex&Science. His work has been exhibited at Nucleus Gallery in Los Angeles, and the MoMA and Gallery Met in New York City.

Lou has also done voice acting for Pixar, most recently lending his voice to Ratatouille (2007) as the character Linguini. He is currently working at Laika in Portland, OR. doing production design and development work on various projects.  Lou is excited to be attending CTN-X this year and will be part of a panel and career spotlight. He will also have a table where he’ll be selling some of his prints and originals. Please stop by.

Help us welcome Art Director and illustration artist extraordinaire Lou Romano to CTN-X 2009.

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