Mehrdad Isvandi


Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/15


Art at Disney Animation: Strange World

Saturday 10/15 1:20PM - 2:20PM Room 107

Walt Disney Animation Studios, Mehrdad Isvandi, Joyce Lee, Matt Roberts

Learn about life as a Disney Animation visual development artist from Production Designer Mehrdad Isvandi and visual development artist Joyce Lee as they present on the art and creative process behind Disney Animation’s forthcoming feature Strange World. Followed by a Q&A moderated by Sr. Recruiter Matt Roberts.

Sunday 10/16


Celebrating Asian American Artists in Entertainment

Sunday 10/16 1:30PM - 2:30PM Room 102

Simon Lee, Anoosha Syed, Yingjue Chen, Mehrdad Isvandi, Moderated by Michelle Sugihara

Concept artist Simon Lee (“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”, “Godzilla vs. Kong”, “Star Trek Beyond”), art director Mehrdad Isvandi (“Encanto”, “Raya and the Last Dragon”, “Over the Moon”), author & illustrator Anoosha Syed (“That’s Not My Name!”, “I Am Perfectly Designed”, “Other Words for Home”), and art director Linda Yingjue Chen (“Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans”, “Wizards”) discuss their experiences in the entertainment industry as Asian American artists, and how they navigated their ways toward successful art careers in film, television, and books. Q&A to follow. Moderated by Michelle Sugihara (Executive Director, CAPE).