From 1989 to 1995, I worked as a Senior Show Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering. In that time I had the opportunity of working as the lead designer on Splash Mountain for Walt Disney World, and as one of the lead designers for Mickey's Toontown in Disneyland CA. Projects of this size involve hundreds of pieces of art, and in my years at Imagineering both in-house and as a freelancer I have created countless conceptual drawings and paintings. Here are just a few...

For Mickey's Toontown, I worked as the lead Show Designer in charge of the Downtown portion of the project. I had the pleasure of working with fellow designers Joe Lanzisero (project lead), Maggie Parr, Marcelo Vignali, Andrea Favili, Hani El Masri, Jim Shull, Kelle de Forrest, and Gini Barr Rusio.

This initial sketch of Mickey's house was one of the very first for the Toontown project. Although the design went through many variations, the final version has a lot in common with this early sketch.

Splash Mountain was my first project for Imagineering. At the time, Disneyland's Splash had opened and Tokyo's Splash was under way. My personal goal was to make a visual distinction between the attraction's cartoon world interior and the "real" world of its exterior .We also took great pains to make the story as easy to follow as possible.