Associate Professor, Entertainment Art/Animation
Inspired by the Muppets, Disney movies, and dreaming of one day of illustrating children's books, Wendy Grieb has loved to draw for as long as she can remember.
Wendy worked for nearly 20 years as a storyboard artist for Walt Disney TV Animation. A highly accomplished and versatile visual storyteller and animation artist, she has been cast as storyboard artist and development artist on many diverse productions, ranging from comedies including Phineas and Ferb, Pepper Ann, Lilo and Stitch, and Dave the Barbarian, to action adventure shows like Tarzan, Hercules, and Jake Long: American Dragon. One of the first artists at Disney TV to embrace digital drawing tools, Wendy has storyboarded for many traditionally animated productions (Lilo and Stitch, Pepper Ann, Phinas and Ferb), 2D digitally animated shows (4 Women Driving, The Buzz on Maggie), and 3D digitally animated productions (Mira, Royal Detective, Elena of Avalor, and My Friends Tigger and Pooh, ). Wendy specialized in storyboarding songs and musical performances for Phineas and Ferb, Elena of Avalor, Lion Guard, Descendents: Wicked World, and Mira: Royal Detective.
In 2004, Wendy was awarded the highest level of recognition offered by the Animation industry, winning the Annie Award for storyboarding on a Television Production for her storyboard work on “The Maddening Sprite of the Stump” for the Disney TV series Dave the Barbarian.
Wendy’s accomplishments and esteemed reputation in the animation industry have resulted in her talents being sought out by various other studios and she has also worked as an animation development artist, storyboard artist, and character designer for Disney TV Animation, the Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Sony Adelaide Productions, Film Roman, Klasky-Csupo, Flashbang Studios, Sunbow, etc.
She has illustrated six books in the Monster and Me Series for Mighty Media Press which have garnered numerous awards including the Silver Moonbeam Award for best Children’s Picture Book Series.
In her free time she enjoys painting, reading, sewing and designing monsters, puppets and costumes. Wendy teaches animation at Cal State Fullerton.