about . DEANNA

Deanna Marsigliese (Mar-see-lee'ay-s'eh) is a Toronto-based Visual Development Artist, specializing in Character Design.  In addition to her training in both 2D and 3D Animation, she possesses a great love for Design, Illustration and Graphic Art.

                                *Her Mantra*
     TO DESIGN WITH PURPOSE, SPONTANEITY, PASSION & SOUL.

During her young career, Deanna has contributed visual development and character designs for wonderful projects in all facets of the Animation Industry, including FILM, TELEVISION and COMMERCIALS.

Clients Include:

Reel FX
Fresh TV
PBS Kids
Nickelodeon
Guru Studios
Elliott Animation 
Ghostbot Studios 
Universal Pictures
Laika Entertainment
Yowza! Animation Inc
Pixar Animation Studios
Sony Pictures Animation
Disney Feature Animation  
Chuck Gammage Animation Inc.
Corus Entertainment & Nelvana Ltd
Arc Productions (formerly Starz Animation) 

Deanna's artwork and animation musings have also been featured in several publications:

The Art of Deanna Marsigliese  (2007)
Deanna Marsigliese

The Totoro Forest Project  (2008)
Daisuke Tsutsumi, Yukino Pang, Enrico Casarosa, Ronnie Del Carmen

Force: Character Design for Life Drawing  (2008)
Michael D. Mattesi

The Art and Making of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs  (2009)
Tracey Miller-Zarneke

Drawing for Animation  (2009)
Paul Wells & Joanna Quinn

Deanna's love for exploration has taken her to over 40 countries in the last 5 years.  Her artwork has been coloured with the influences of world culture...

And she hopes never to stop.

In 2010, Deanna opened her very first solo exhibition of World Travel Photography entitled Ordinary ThingsSee the photos!


Deanna is also a part-time instructor at Seneca College, specializing in 2D Animation and Character Design.