Tyre Jones

Tyre Jones (Story Artist) began his career with Walt Disney Animation Studios in2021 as a story artist on “Strange World.” He is currently working on the upcoming Disney+ animated series “Moana.” As a story artist, Jones works closely with the director and writer to develop the story, characters, pace, and tone of a project through storyboards and group discussion. Born in Long Beach, California, Tyre Jones attended California State University Long Beach where he graduated with a degree in English with a focus in creative writing. Jones had dreams of becoming a professional basketball player, before switching to a career in the entertainment industry in college. Before Walt Disney Animation Studios, Jones held a role at Disney Television Animation. He currently resides in Long Beach, California with his wife and daughter, and is expecting a baby boy in February of 2023.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/14


Your Best Shot: Storyboarding Your Way Toward Disney Animation

Friday 10/14 1:50PM - 2:50PM Room 107

Walt Disney Animation Studios, Samantha Vilfort, Tyler McKim, Tyre Jones

No two journeys are alike! Story Artists Samantha Vilfort and Tyre Jones share each of their roads into Disney Animation and give insights on how to showcase your skills to stand out. Tyler McKim, Associate Manager for Talent Development, will moderate the conversation and speak to current opportunities, intern and trainee programs, and how to prepare for and navigate the application process. Bring your questions!