Artist Signing with Jerrod Maruyama
WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District
Join us in welcoming back artist Jerrod Maruyama to the Disneyland® Resort! Jerrod will be on hand for a special artist signing May 7, 2016 at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District from 3-5p.m. Click on the images below to take a closer look.
Guests can also find these other animated pieces releasing on May 7, 2016.
Please Note: The following artists will not be available for signings.
Jared Andrew Schorr
Born and raised in San Jose, Jerrod found his love for art at an early age. He graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Illustration and went on to work in the Educational Software industry as an art director. Since then, Jerrod has worked with several notable companies including Disney Consumer Products, Mattel & Hostess, to name a few. Jerrod is currently a freelance Illustrator and character designer.
Michelle Romo is a self-taught illustrator and designer, whose influences include Mid-Century, Japanese, and Scandinavian design, and pretty much anything cute. Michelle also has been designing under the name Crowded Teeth since 2004. After three years of managing production by herself, Michelle decided to make the switch to licensing her art for products. Crowded Teeth is still going strong today with a line of tees, bags, accessories, and stationery.
Her line, Crowded Teeth began in 2004 when Michelle got the bug to design cute, affordable products based on her illustrations.
Originally Crowded Teeth was a line of jewelry, tees, scarves, pins and patches. After three years of managing production by herself, Michelle decided to make the switch to licensing her art for products. Teaming up with great companies allows for the creation of more great art and more great product design!
Crowded Teeth has a handful of licensees creating special products and is looking to expand worldwide!
Jarrod Andrew Schorr
Jared Andrew Schorr is an illustrator living in Southern California. He received a BFA in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in 2009. Schorr specializes in creating whimsical and detailed work entirely from cut paper. His work has appeared in the pages of The New York Times, GOOD Magazine, and WIRED. A few of his clients include Poketo and NPR. His work can also be found in group exhibits at Gallery Nucleus, The Shelburne Museum and Space15Twenty.
Originally Joe was hired as a portrait/caricature artist for the Disneyland® Hotel under the direction of Charles Boyer. Later on, Mr. Boyer, famous for his many Disneyland lithographs, hired Joe to produce illustrations for Disneyland Magazine. The first illustration was ‘How to Draw Clarabell Cow.’ At The Disney Store Design Center, Joe began designing and fabricating award winning windows for the Disney Stores across the country. After the Disney Stores, Joe went to work with Disney Books By Mail, art directing and illustrating the most successful book series to their division credit. “The Little Mermaid Treasure Chest” was a 24 book series complete with a treasure chest box to keep the books, a poster and removable stickers to add to the poster. Another book series Joe developed was, 101 Dalmatians recreating the original art style of the film.
As a frequent illustrator for Disney’s Golden Books, Joe’s first coloring book assignment was “The Lion King.” Still in production, he successfully created the coloring book pages with only a few rough storyboards and some model sheets to work from. Joe represents The Walt Disney Company as a sketch artist, performing “live” sketches of Disney Characters for groups all over the world. As a sketch artist for Disney Interactive, guests wait up to five hours to receive a custom Disney sketch created by Yakovetic. His art continues to be in demand around the globe.
Limit two (2) items signed per Artist, per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Appearances are subject to time and availability and are not guaranteed. Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, release dates, appearances and retails. A valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required. Separate admission is required to enter the Disneyland® Resort theme parks.