Robin Richesson

Robin Richesson

Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

The Creative and Practical Uses for Storyboards

In The Design Department Lecture Hall, Room DESN 112 at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

This lecture describes the creative and practical uses for storyboards in the entertainment and advertising industries, based on Robin’s 30-year career as a storyboard artist. Robin has worked on many feature films, television series, and commercials, as well as for advertising agencies.

Robin Richesson is a freelance illustrator living in Long Beach. She works primarily as a storyboard artist, production illustrator and costume illustrator in the film industry. Her credits for costume Illustration include such films as Forrest Gump, Beloved, Contact, The Spiderwick Chronicles, War of the Worlds, Buddy, The Polar Express, Little Women, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Unbreakable, Stuart Little, Mars Attacks!, Cable Guy and IRONMAN. As a storyboard artist, her credits include American Beauty, Aeon Flux, Jennifer’s Body, Evan Almighty, Starship Troopers, Mars Attacks! and Peter Pan. As a production illustrator, she worked on The Last Airbender, Small Soldiers, What Lies Beneath, The Grinch, Castaway, Contact, Viva Rock Vegas, Parks & Recreation, and True Blood. She was included in Entertainment Weekly magazine’s “100 Most Creative People in Hollywood” list for 1998. Her most recent projects include Jack Reacher, The Fantastic Four, Smurfs 2, MadMen (AMC Cable Series), and Castle (ABC TV Series). In addition, she has illustrated for magazines, newspapers, educational companies and children’s books. Robin received a BFA in Illustration and a MFA from California State University, Long Beach, where she now teaches. She continues her work in the entertainment industry, and on other illustration projects.

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