Sam Kallis

Sam Kallis is the Creative Director of Visual Development for Disney Television Animation, where she leads the DTVA Vis Dev Team to create compelling art direction that emphasizes visual storytelling. She brings a wide array of expertise to the development process, having worked in every aspect of the animation design pipeline for both feature film and television, children’s book illustration, and teaching. Past clients include Nickelodeon, Sony Pictures Animation, Penguin Random House, Paramount Pictures Animation, DreamWorks Animation, and Disney Television Animation.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/14


Storytelling in Design – A Conversation with Disney Television Animation’s Visual Development Team

Friday 10/14 12:30PM - 1:30PM Room 102

Disney TV Animation, Baptiste Lucas, Justin Rodrigues, Sam Kallis, Angela Mueller

Join us for a discussion about story, art, and early show development with Disney Television Animation’s unique Visual Development Team. The team works to create the initial artistic direction for the studio’s projects in development. Their mission is to work together with show creators, production and the development executives for Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney+, and more to uncover the big visual storytelling ideas unique to each show.