Jason works as the lead storyboard artist, collaborating with directors, writers and story team to create and workshop sequences and help visualize the film.
Hand joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2005 as a layout artist, later joining the story department. His credits include “The Princess and the Frog” (2009), “Big Hero 6” (2014), “Zootopia” (2016) and “Moana” (2016). Prior to joining Disney, Hand worked for the visual effects studio Dream Quest Images.
Inspired by Chuck Jones’ cartoons, featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy, Coyote and Road Runner and Pepe Le Pew, Hand decided he wanted to pursue a career in animation at age 8 when his dad took him to see a re-release of “The Jungle Book.” He earned his BFA in character animation from CalArts.
Hand married his high school sweetheart Jamiel 24 years ago. They have two sons, Gavin, 12, and Phoenix, 7, and live in Simi Valley where Hand was born and raised.