the art department 2018 | ARTIST TALK

He is the co-owner of Imaginism Studios and Schoolism as well as Emmy winning creator of Niko and the Sword of Light as well as creature designer of Alice in Wonderland, MIB 3 and Alice Through the Looking Glass feature films. What a joy to have the super talented Bobby Chiu with us! Cherry on top: during The Art Department 2018 he will be sharing the stage with his right hand and creative partner: Kei Acedera.

Bobby’s art career started at the age of two with a box of crayons and his family’s white living room walls. He got his first professional art job at the age of 17, designing Disney, Warner Bros., and Star Wars toys. Bobby has since won a number of awards for his creative work, including an Emmy.

He presently works in concept and character design, teaches digital painting online at, publishes art books, and works on other top secret projects that we’re not allowed to talk about.
Bobby currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He loves to meditate, read non-fiction, and ponder life. There are still lots of doodles on his desk and walls.