Angela Li


September - May 2017

July - October 2015

July - August 2014

Background Designer

January 2014 - July 2016



July - September 2015

Children's Book Illustrator

December 2014 - January 2015


Freelance Character Designer

December 2014 - January 2015

Freelance Illustrator

May - August 2014



Creative Intern

June - December 2013




Children’s Book Illustrator

May 2013 - August 2014

Freelance Illustrator

January 2013

Design Intern/Illustrator 

August - January 2011





Awards and Recognitions

October 2012 - February 2013





April 2009-April 2012


August 2007- March 2009



Traditional Skills

Digital Skills




-Painted backgrounds for the television shows, “Billy Dilley”, "Country Club"

-Painted backgrounds for the television show, “Gravity Falls”

-Painted backgrounds for the television show, "Wander Over Yonder"

Wild Canary 

- Designed backgrounds, props and character designs for

Disney Junior television shows, “Miles from Tomorrowland” and "Puppy Dog Pals"

Penguin Random House

- Illustrated a cover for a middle-grade fantasy book

Simon & Schuster 

- Illustrated a cover for middle-grade books, "Classy Crooks Club", "Willows Vs. Wolverines",

"Crushing It", "A Dash of Dragon", and "A Hint of Hydra" for the children's division, Aladdin books


- Designed character designs to pitch a new children's television show

Walt Disney Imagineering

- Illustrated a large scale marquee, hanging kite installation, and a 200 foot long 

mural to wrap around "Celebration Cafe" in Toy Story Land, Shanghai Disneyland

 -Created character designs, background paintings and graphics for an interactive Peter Pan app

Walt Disney Imagineering

- Provided concept designs ranging from ideations to production art for 

Disney’s theme parks, attractions and resorts

- Art directed and designed a large scale gingerbread castle for the 

Disneyland Hotel lobby as part of a holiday overlay

Shine Your Light Books

Published and illustrated a 32 page children’s book, “Firenze’s Light”

A.B.C. Television 

- Illustrated animals for the new childrens game show, “Bet On Your Baby”

Brand New School 

Created concept designs, visual development and style frames that were 

published in motion projects and pitches such as:

- Ebay Give-a-Toy Store (created toy designs for Ebay store front displays) 

- Hotwire, Honda, Toyota and Toys-R-Us commercials


1st Place - Disney ImagiNations Design Competition

Our submission of “Disney’s Ukaipo Resort” was chosen as the winner out of 187 projects submitted to

Disney’s Imagineering competition. This involved working collaboratively with a team of 4 to

conceptualize and develop artwork for a resort based on Auckland, New Zealand.


Art Center College of Design - Pasadena, CA

B.F.A. Illustration (Entertainment Arts)

- Provost’s list and Art Center Scholarship Recipient

University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

Major: Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing)


Acrylic, oil, gouache, watercolor, pastel, color pencil, ink, charcoal

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign

Conversational in Mandarin, Fluent in English