MIKE YAMADA + VICTORIA YING
VISUAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ANIMATION
Michael Yamada and Victoria Ying are Visual Development artists based in LA. They collaborate under the name Extracurricular Activities and have recently published The Cabinet of Curiosities, an 88-page fully illustrated storybook. Between the two of them they have a tremendous amount of creative energy and experience having worked on many well-known animated features from DreamWorks and Disney.
Michael Yamada is one of the Concept Artists featured in the Skillful Huntsmen book by Design Studio Press. He primarily works for DreamWorks and has contributed to several animated features including How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss In Boots, and their latest release, The Croods. Yamada has also made concept art for film, most notably James Cameron’s Avatar.
Victoria Ying is a Visual Development artist at Disney Feature Animation and previously at Disney Imagineering. Her credits in feature animation include Tangled, Wreck It Ralph, and most recently the 8th Academy Award winning animated short, Paperman.