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The Road to Pixar

“Design and storytelling for business“, the creative and innovation process in connection with corporate and business world. 

April 3, 2019 @ Stanford GSB, Room M104


Mimia Arbelaez

Founder of CreativeCave and former Creative Director of Pixar

      Mimia is an award-winning creative director, professor and speaker with over 15 years' experience creating visual stories, cinematography and characters at Pixar Animation Studios, Tippett Studio, and beyond. Mimia's Pixar credits include Up, Toy Story 3, Toy Story of Terror, Monsters University, Toy Story That Time Forgot, Inside Out, Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Incredibles and Coco, beside other films and TV shows currently in development.

     Alongside her cinematography work, Mimia is dedicated to teaching and empowering future generations to craft and tell stories through art and technology. She is a professor and mentor to aspiring designers and animators at Academy of Art University.

     Combining her experience as an artist, creator and educator she envisioned a studio to share, collaborate and teach kids in her community. That vision became a reality when her studio, CreativeCave was born as an innovation and design thinking project at the Stanford Graduate school of business. A project to empower young students to become creators, inventors and provide them with a hands-on and interactive experience to develop their unique creativity power.



5:30 - 6:00 Check-in

6:00 - 6:40 Presentation  

6:40 - 7:20 Q&A

7:20 - 7:30 Wrap up

Address:  Stanford  Graduate School of Business, Room M104

655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA, 94305

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