Emily Neilson

Emily Neilson



As a kid she always wanted to write and illustrate books, and she think if she had known that animated films were made by actual humans, she’d have wanted to work on those too. So when a variety of stars aligned, bringing her into both the book and film worlds, she couldn’t believe her luck.
A week after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, she settled in Portland, OR where she worked as a Look Development artist on Laika’s Missing Link. After four wonderful years at Laika, she left to finish the illustrations for her first book, CAN I GIVE YOU A SQUISH?
she then spent three years working as a set dresser and model maker on a Netflix stop motion feature called Wendell and Wild, directed by Henry Selick, during which time her second book THE RAINBOW PARADE took shape.
Recently she have had the opportunity to do some visual development and character design for Dwarf Studios and Bix Pix.


Films on Vurchel

Heavy as a Hill
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