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MIKE YAMADA is a multidisciplinary problem solver with 15 years of experience in film, games, and themed spaces. He is a Production Designer at Skydance Animation on their first animated movie, “Luck.” 

He has taught or spoken at colleges, design firms and animation studios, including Art Center College of Design, and Continuum, Disney Interactive.

He currently resides in Los Angeles with his cat. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and writing in the third person.

 

Production Design

Luck
Skydance Animation
Production Designer
2018-Present

Inner Workings
Walt Disney Animation
Production Designer
2014-2015

Moana
Walt Disney Animation
Associate Production Designer
2014-15

Visual Development

Wreck it Ralph 2
Walt Disney Animation
2015-2018

Ron’s Gone Wrong
Locksmith Animation
2016-2017

Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation
2013-14

Monkeys of Mumai
Dreamworks Animation
2013

Me and My Shadow
Dreamworks Animation
2011-12

The Croods
Dreamworks Animation
2011

Kung Fu Panda 2 - DVD Featurette
Dreamworks Animation
2010

Kung Fu Panda 2
Dreamworks Animation
2008-2010

How to Train Your Dragon
Dreamworks Animation
2007-2008

Alcatraz
Dreamworks Animation
2008

Shrek the Musical
Dreamworks Animation
2008

Monsters vs. Aliens
Dreamworks Animation
2008

Nemo Pitch
Kanbar Entertainment
2006

Bee Movie
Dreamworks Animation
2006

Flushed Away
Dreamworks Animation
2003 - 2006

Live
Action

Jonah Hex
Warner Brothers
Storyboard Artist
2009

Clash of the Titans
Warner Brothers
Concept Illustrator
2008

“Z”
Sobini Films/Lionsgate Films
Concept Illustrator
2008

Hotel for Dogs
Dreamworks Animation
Concept Illustrator
2007

Avatar
Lightstorm
Concept Illustrator
2005

Underdog
Spyglass Pictures
Concept Illustrator
2005