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Dawn Yamazi's Email & Phone Number

SVP, Worldwide Talent @Illumination

Dawn Yamazi's Email Addresses

da****[email protected] Personal Email

Dawn Yamazi's Phone Numbers

(213) ***-*358 Phone number

Dawn Yamazi's Work Experience

California Institute of the Arts

Character Animation, Professional Preparation

September 2016 to Present


SVP, Worldwide Talent

December 2021 to Present

Otis College of Art and Design

Digital Media, Business Seminar

August 2016 to July 2022

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Dawn Yamazi's Education

American Academy of Art, Chicago

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dawn Yamazi

What company does Dawn Yamazi work for?

Dawn Yamazi works for Illumination

What is Dawn Yamazi's role at Illumination?

Dawn Yamazi is VP Talent Recruitment

What is Dawn Yamazi's personal email address?

Dawn Yamazi's personal email address is da****[email protected]

What is Dawn Yamazi's business email address?

Dawn Yamazi's business email address is dawn.yamazi@***.***

What is Dawn Yamazi's Phone Number?

Dawn Yamazi's phone (213) ***-*358

What industry does Dawn Yamazi work in?

Dawn Yamazi works in the Animation industry.

About Dawn Yamazi

💼 Past Experience

Born in 1990 in Los Angeles, Dawn Yamazi is an animator and digital media artist with over 10 years of experience in the animation industry. Yamazi started her career in 2006 as an artist in marketing communications at DreamWorks Animation. From there, she moved on to become a character animator at Disney Animation Studios. There she worked on films such as "Frozen", "Toy Story 3", "Descendants", and "Mulan". Yamazi was promoted to VP of Talent Recruitment at Illumination in 2019. In this role, she oversees the hiring and development of Animation talent worldwide.Prior to her current role, Yamazi held the position of director, Talent Development & Design at Walt Disney Animation Studios from August 2017 to June 2018. She also served as director, Creative Resources at Universal Creative from May 1997 to March 2005. Yamazi is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, with a Diploma in Animation.

🎓 Education

Dawn Yamazi has been a advertising and design major at the American Academy of Art in Chicago since 2006, where she concurrently studied English and anthropology. After a year of study, she graduated with a BFA in Advertising and Design in 2010. Yamazi then continued her education at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned her MFA in Graphic Design in 2013. Her workafolio can be found at her graduation, Yamazi has worked as a graphic designer in a variety of industries. She joined forces with Bowen + Bowles in downtown Detroit, where she helped orchestrate and design a series of brand identities for the city's first big business district. There, she designed interiors, logos, signs, and marketing materials for businesses such as KFC, Ford, and Chrysler. Additionally, Yamazi helped develop the organization's marketing campaigns for both major league baseball operations and the Detroit Pistons.In her free time, Yamazi enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts' Graphic Design Club and the Michigan Graphic Design Coalition.

💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

I am a animationist with over 20 years of experience in the art form. I have experience in both character animation and digital media animation. I have a degree in Art History from California Institute of the Arts and I have been working in the animation industry since 2007. I have experience in both Production Design and Creative Resources. I have worked at Disney Animation Studios and Universal Creative. I am currently a SVP, Worldwide Talent at Illumination.I specialize in character animation, digital media animation, and storyboarding. I have experience in product development, creative services, concept design, character animation, film, animation, 3D, Maya, Look Development, Graphic Design, Mac, traditional animation, artistry eye, and computer animation. I am aLinux kernel developer, Gráfico Diretor da IFAE, Social Media Manager at Royal Dutch Shell, and I have been a part of the software development team at Pixar for over 10 years. I have also been a part of the programming team at Sun Microsystems for 5 years.

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