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Portfolio Strategies for Success with Robert St. Pierre

Title: Portfolio Strategies for Success
Hosted by The Creative Talent Network
Length 45min
Filmed in November 2010

Robert St. Pierre is a Production Designer, Visual Development, Layout Artist and Key Note Speaker with 19 years experience in the animation industry.

Originally born and raised in New England, Robert attended Paier College of Art, a private art school located in Hamden, Connecticut. He then transferred to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he earned a BFA in Illustration in 1990. Following graduation he continued to advance his studies in Architectural Rendering, Production Design and Directing for Live Action Film at UCLA, in West Los Angeles.

Prior to his graduation, Robert was approached by recruiters from the Walt Disney Studios, seeking participants for a storyboard-training program. After successfully completing this program he sought out opportunities in the Background Layout and Environment Design areas of production within the studio. This in turn lead to a position in 1993, that involved working on a feature property through Disney’s Paris studio in France. Since then Robert has continued to work as a Layout Artist for Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Disney Direct to Home Videos and Walt Disney’s Feature Animation. He has also freelanced for numerous other studios.

Robert has advanced his career through accepting additional challenges and responsibilities as a Layout Supervisor and Production Designer. Projects have encompassed work ranging from direct to home video, to feature length films. This work has included international projects based in Germany, France and Australia. And the most recent international task involved the making of the movie “9“ in Luxembourg.

In addition to his numerous television credits, Robert’s direct to home video and feature format screen credits include Background Layout Artist on  “A Goofy Movie“, “Another Goofy Movie“, “Quest for Camelot”, and “Space Jam“, Production Designer on “Lady and the Tramp 2“, “Mulan 2“, and Co-Production Designer on “9” and Layout artist on “The Princess and the Frog”. Robert has also worked on numerous projects as a visual development and conceptual design artist. These undertakings range from animated and live action film, to parade float and interior design work. He has also taught part time and conducts lectures and workshops in Layout for Animation, Production Design and Professional Portfolio Presentations.

Currently, Robert is working for Walt Disney Feature Animation studios on their soon to be released “Winnie the Pooh” movie.

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