Design the Future
January 19–20, 2016: Training
January 20–22, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA
Christian Roman

Christian Roman
Story Artist, Pixar Animation Studios


Christian Roman has been involved in telling stories with animation since 1994. He got his start as a storyboard artist and supervisor on The Simpsons. He then helped create and direct two shows for the Disney Channel, Fillmore! and American Dragon: Jake Long, and worked on several other shows, including Felix the Cat, King of the Hill, Lilo and Stitch, and eventually The Simpsons Movie. In 2007, Christian finally landed at Pixar Animation Studios to work on Toy Story 3. Today, he continues to craft engaging and entertaining stories at Pixar. He has taught classes on story at several schools, including Laguna College of Art and Design, the Animation Collaborative, and Bridges Animation Academy, and has been a featured speaker at Stanford University,, and Epsilon SF.


11:05am Friday, 01/22/2016
Location: Festival Pavilion
Christian Roman (Pixar Animation Studios)
Average rating: ****.
(4.15, 40 ratings)
Christian Roman, a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios with over 20 years' experience in animation, will share insights gained at places like Walt Disney Television and <i>The Simpsons</i> to explore the ways a story can influence and compel an audience. Read more.
1:15pm Friday, 01/22/2016
The new fundamentals
Location: Festival Pavilion - Main Stage
Christian Roman (Pixar Animation Studios)
Average rating: ****.
(4.65, 20 ratings)
Christian Roman delves into why we all need stories and explains exactly what it is that makes certain stories great. Christian demonstrates how to nurture a culture of storytelling and creative success in your own work and life and practice engaging approaches to collaboration that can get you beyond obstacles and produce new creative ideas in your own projects. Read more.