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Kathy Altieri Production Designer

Kathy Altieri Production Designer

KATHY ALTIERI has spent over twenty five years in the animation industry working as a Production Designer, Art Director and Painter. Her credits include  “How to Train Your Dragon,”  “Over the Hedge” and “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.”  When arriving at DreamWorks Animation in 1994, Altieri worked as an Art Director on “The Prince of Egypt.”  She was the first artist hired when Dreamworks was formed.

Before joining DreamWorks, Altieri worked at Disney Feature Animation as a background supervisor on “Aladdin,” the featurette “The Prince and the Pauper,” and the Roger Rabbit short “Tummy Trouble.”  She was also a background painter for such animated successes as “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and another Roger Rabbit short, “Roller Coaster Rabbit.”  It was this opportunity at Disney, working directly with Jeffrey Katzenberg that made her talent and work ethic known.

Kathy attended the University of California at Los Angeles as an Art Major and also studied Illustration at Pasadena’s Art Center for three years.  She frequently teaches and speaks at conferences, festivals and at various schools about art, animation and hard work.