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Tia Kratter

Tia Kratter joined Pixar Animation Studios in April 1993 as a digital painter during production of the studio’s first feature film, “Toy Story.” She has subsequently held the shading art director role on “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars,” where she was responsible for specifying the color and texture of every object modeled for a film. Kratter most recently completed work as the shading art director for Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning feature film “Brave.” She is currently working on an upcoming Pixar project.

Prior to Pixar, Kratter was a background painter at Disney Feature Animation from 1980 to 1985, where she worked on a variety of acclaimed animated films including “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Kratter is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.