Holland was an animator for “The Incredibles” and the short film “Jack-Jack Attack,” before serving in the art department for “WALL-E” and as a character artist for “Cars 2.” More recently he was the sets art director for the Academy Award-winning “Inside Out.”
He studied art and film at Brigham Young University and attended the Vancouver Film School’s year-long program for traditional, hand-drawn animation before enrolling at CalArts. After his second year at CalArts, he completed an animation internship at Pixar.
Holland will give a talk, “Personal Inspiration for Creative Problem Solving in a Collaborative Environment,” using his work and experience at Pixar to illustrate the points in his lecture.
The talk, open to the public, will be at 6 p.m. in Bryan Building, Room 160. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited.
Holland will also address UNCG School of Art students in a Q & A earlier in the day.
The event is sponsored by the School of Art in the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Dr. Heather Holian, who is writing a scholarly book on the art of Pixar and has invited several Pixar artists to the UNCG campus in recent years, says, “I am extremely excited to welcome Dan to UNCG. I have admired his Pixar work for years. He’s a gifted artist with a strong design sense for character and built environments, and an amazing ability to speak about his work with humor and insight. I know his talk will be a real treat for our students and community.”
Visuals: Dan Holland and one of his art pieces, courtesy the artist.