Laurel Abbott is a Senior Graphic Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, California
Laurel Abbott is a Graphic Designer creating signage, identity systems and print media for the Walt Disney theme parks worldwide. Her design work can be seen at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Cars Land, Grizzly Peak and Star Wars Launch Bay. Laurel Abbott was also the lead graphic designer on the Alice in Wonderland Maze and Peter Pan's Flight in the Shanghai Disneyland.
Laurel Abbott has 10+ years experience with Walt Disney Imagineering. Her illustration work has been featured in various apps and business logos throughout the west coast and southwest. Laurel is proficient in the Adobe Suite as well as hand illustration. She works closely with creative teams to define an artistic direction while maintaining a clear schedule with set deliverables.
Laurel Abbott's work includes designing signage such as marquees and wayfinding graphics to print design and illustration. Laurel describes her role in the creation process as a close collaboration with art directors, operations, architects and engineers during the early phase to determine graphics scope, concept and technical needs. Then through the life of a project, Laurel is responsible for developing final designs and working with vendors during fabrication and installation to ensure that the final result is implemented the way that it was imagined in the beginning of the project.
Her extracurricular work includes facilitating orientation sessions for new hires, working with children's art programs and various internal events. Beyond my everyday work duties, she leads tours around Walt Disney Imagineering. Laurel is on the internal Walt Disney Imagineering intern council, helping assign incoming interns with peer advisors. Outside of work she paints oil paintings, and carves linocuts. As long as she is creating, Laurel feels she is continuously moving forward with her goals.
Laurel Abbott completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Communication Arts at Otis College of Art and Design.
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