Talia Spencer

My name is Talia Spencer, and I am a Concept Designer that was mentored directly by Rick Carter & his philosophies on art. It’s impossible to write a person’s identity as a series of events, when to me, a person seems so much more like a complex series of lessons & emotions- But in the interests of levity; I was born imagining worlds, like so many other children. But it was only in the process of being orphaned - and raised by the moral worlds set forth in films, that I learned the true magic and power of storytelling. My life’s mission is to imbue great stories with great art- To inject love & heart into every painting, so that anyone watching feels a little lighter leaving the theater than when they went in.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/15


The Women: Illustrators of the ADG

Saturday 10/15 4:20PM - 5:20PM Room 208

Art Directors Guild, Sienne Josselin, Dawn Brown, Danelle Davenport, Jasmine Alexia Jackson, Frankie Smith, Talia Spencer, IATSE Local 800

Six Women Illustrators of the Art Director’s Guild share how to be a fearless female voice while navigating the crafts of storyboarding, concept art, and pre-visualization. This diverse group of artists will discuss how they leverage their skills to help create and tell an authentic story as they share their personal journeys, professional experiences, and artwork from movies, TV, and commercials. You’ll hear how they stay creatively engaged and motivated, and their advice on how to dive into the industry head on.

Moderated by Sienne Josselin (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”, “Chief Of War”). Panelists include: Dawn Brown (Alita: Battle Angel, Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Danelle Davenport (Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Tomorrow War, Baby Driver), Jasmine Alexia Jackson (BP2: Wakanda Forever, “Station Eleven”, The Inspection), Frankie Smith (The Perfection, “The Letter for the King”, Broken Lizard), and Talia Spencer (The Matrix 4, Wicked, Borderlands).