Head of Art & Design, Brown Bag Films
Natasha Sasic is a multi talented artist whose passion for art and creativity has always been at the forefront of her career. Getting her start in architecture, she became curious about the world of animation and through practical application, realized her love of creating new characters and the worlds they live in. After graduating from the animation program at Sheridan College, Natasha had an epiphany; "Why design just the building, when the characters that live inside the building are the heart?". Her combined passion for architecture, animation and design opened many doors, and in turn, also led her to the world of toy design. Throughout her seasoned 30-year career, Natasha has lent her extraordinary talents to many branches of animation production, toy and packaging design, as well as computer and game design. She has designed and directed numerous projects for iconic companies such as Sullivan-Bluth, Warner Bros, Disney Interactive, Disney TV, Fox, Disney Consumer Products, Playschool, and many more! As Art Director, she has applied her strong knowledge of colour theory and impeccable artistic vision to bring many projects to life. Some of her accomplished works include but are not limited to “Nina’s World”, “Jardwellers”, “Color Bloomz”, “Yummi-Land”, “Jimmy Neutron”, “Simpson’s”, as well as numerous Disney Interactive titles such as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Disney's Animated Storybook: Mulan”, “Disney's Tigger Activity Center” to name a few.
3:15PM - 4:15PM
Career Paths at Brown Bag Films: Nurturing Internal Talent
Brown Bag Films Toronto is known for producing evergreen kids favourites like Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Wild Kratts and Blue’s Clues and You! along with exciting new series like Sago Mini Friends and Rosie’s Rules, just to name a few. Talented staff, dynamic partnerships and a commitment to quality are key pillars for the studio which produces a mix of service shows along with its own IP. At this panel, meet Nora Keely, SVP Production – Canada, Natasha Sasic, Head of Art & Design, and Natali Topalovska, Line Producer, as they talk about their own unique career paths and how Brown Bag Films focuses on nurturing internal talent.