"Mr. Popovich and Mr. Shapiro are some of
the biggest influencers of my creative career."
– Dawn Rivera-Yamazi
Dawn Ernster Yamazi, was a student of mine at The American Academy of Art, in Chicago in the 1980s. As I remember Dawn was an energetic student with a sparkling personality. Extremely hard-working, always experimenting with new things and trying to achieve the very best quality of art work. I'd say it paid off!
Dawn Ernster Yamazi, Director, Talent Development and Outreach, Walt Disney Animation Studios, manages the development of the next generation through Disney Animation’s student and Apprentice programs and, through global outreach, brings Disney Animation out into the filmmaking communities. She has supported the film productions of Meet the Robinsons, Bolt, Princess and the Frog, Tick Tock Tale, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Wreck-It Ralph, Academy Award(r)-winner Paperman and the Academy Award(r)-winning Frozen. Dawn attended the American Academy of Art Chicago with an emphasis on Advertising and Design.
Combining breathtaking artistry, masterful storytelling and groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, stretching from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013’s Academy Award®-winning Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio’s timeless creations are family favorites such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph..
– This post was originally published by FMX 2015