Visual Development Artist // The Art of Peter Emmerich
Peter Emmerich is an acclaimed Illustrator who has enjoyed an extensive relationship with The Walt Disney Company. He is currently art directing for Walt Disney Television Animation, where he has also served as a character designer and layout artist.
Two days after graduating from The Fashion Institute of Technology, he began his career as a character artist for Walt Disney Consumer Products. Less than three years later, he was promoted to Chief Illustrator and Official Character Artist for the Disneyland Resort.
Peter created twenty images for the United States Postal Service featuring characters from iconic Disney films. The series of stamps issued over five years proved to be the most popular and best-selling series in USPS history, and Peter’s original artwork was featured in the exhibition, Trailblazers and Trendsetters: Art of the Stamp, at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, and is preserved in the permanent collection of the Walt Disney Archives in Burbank, California.
He has served on the faculty of The Fashion Institute of Technology and the Pratt Institute. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at the Polimoda International Institute in Florence, Italy.