Sets Art Director
Pixar Animation Studios
Robert Kondo joined Pixar Animation Studios in July 2002, and worked as a sets art director on several of the studio’s feature films including Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® winning “Ratatouille,” and “Monsters University.” In 2015, Kondo joined Pixar alumni Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi to start Tonko Sudios, and create the Academy Award© nominated short “The Dam Keeper.”
Some of Kondo’s earlier influences that led him to the animation field include Disney animated films, Hayao Miyazaki’s films, “The Iron Giant,” and early Pixar films such as “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” and “Monster’s Inc.” He enjoyed the “Art of…” books from these films and specifically loved the visual solutions that artists offered in telling stories from around the world.
Kondo grew up in Hacienda Heights, California, and is an alumnus of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he studied illustration and design with Norm Schureman.