Maryanne is a creative producer and art director with more than twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry. Since joining the Art Department in 2018, she has overseen the production of concept art for films including 1917, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Men in Black: International, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Love and Monsters, and Cruella.
Previously, Maryanne worked at The Jim Henson Company as Creative Director, leading art and design staff on a wide range of projects. Past work includes pitch development for film and episodic productions The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Earth to Ned, Doozers, Dot., Dinosaur Train, Mirrormask, Five Children & It, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and upcoming projects Harriet the Spy and Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.
Maryanne began practicing art, photography, and design early, while attending The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Art. She earned a Bachelor's of Fine Art with distinction from the University of Southern California. Presently, Maryanne is a Master's of Arts candidate with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance through Project Dragonfly's Advanced Inquiry Program. Her research provides an excellent excuse to spend her free time sketching and studying all the extraordinary worlds found in nature.