Cynthia Halley

Cynthia Halley is based in Los Angeles and was trained in traditional illustration as well as the entertainment arts. Both disciplines continue to influence her life-long passions of world building, visual communication, fantasy, and fun. Cynthia graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2013, and has since worked for many of the major studios including Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures Animation, Disney, DreamWorks TV, Titmouse Animation/Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. She enjoys sharing her experiences, and endeavors to inspire future generations to creativity through education and her passion for all art forms.

Participant Schedule

Sunday 10/16


Designing the Multiverse: The Art of What If...?

Sunday 10/16 11:50AM - 12:50PM Room 208

Paul Lasaine, Kristina Vardazaryan, Cynthia Halley, Alex Del Rosario, Marvel Animation

Ever wonder what it’s like to develop the artwork for a groundbreaking animation series? Production Designer Paul Lasaine and Art Directors Cynthia Halley and Kristina Vardazaryan are three of the key creative forces behind Marvel’s What If, and are excited to share some of their experiences making the show!

The discussion will range from initial development and building a team, to landing on final look and the nuances of working with an unprecedented 2D/3D pipeline. Come listen to a candid conversation about the design process for Marvel Studio’s first ever animated production, and have a chance to ask your most burning questions about the artwork for the many worlds of What If!