Visual Development Artist, Trolls World Tour, DreamWorks Animation When you catch the new DreamWorks’ feature Trolls World Tour in theaters in
April, look out for the amazing “scrapbook” pages showcased in the picture.
These are terrific examples of the artistic talents of visual development artist Priscilla Wong, the 30-year-old visual development artist who also worked on the first Trolls movie and the 2014 feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The pages were all initially made by hand with felt, fabrics, etc., and then each page was scanned digitally and used in the dazzlingly colorful feature.
“I love that I get to express myself through art,” says the San Francisco-born and raised artist. “I love that
DreamWorks has embraced my exploration of different mediums, knowing that freedom of expression is what pushes the envelope in animation. Any chance that I get to share my experiences with other people through art is a blessing in life. The most challenging aspect of the job is topping my last project!”
The San Jose State University graduate says it’s her passion to create a world that audiences have never seen before, and counts Sailor Moon, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Spirited Away, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats and SpongeBob SquarePants as some of her earliest influences. “Hayao Miyazaki, Kendal Cronkhite and Sean Charmatz are my animation idols. All artists who are deeply passionate about their craft, succeed by embracing teamwork and, maybe most, are kind.” ◆