Spotlight On: Disney Store Artist Jim Valeri

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All this week, we are taking a look at the Disney artists behind the Robots Vinylmation series. There has also been a ton of Robot news announced. Make sure to check out Robots ExplainedRobots UncoveredPodcast Ep. 30, Robot Artist Signing, a look at the great packaging, our review of Robots, and of course, Disney’s “When Robots Attack!” video for more Robots coverage.

Jim Valeri
Senior Manager, Design
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Though he was born in Akron, Ohio, Jim Valeri considers himself a California native. With a degree in illustration from Cal State Northridge, Jim worked in the aerospace industry for some time before becoming an intern at Disney Consumer products in 1994. Sixteen years later, Jim is still with the company creating Vinylmation like Cranky Bot from the Robots Series. Jim also created one of the exclusive Limited edition 9″ Robots, Salvage Bot.

Salvage Bot 9″

Art is a compulsion for Jim, so working in the creative environment of the Disney Store and making characters come to life everyday is only natural.

What are some other Vinylmation has Jim Valeri designed?

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About the author

Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.