Over the course of this week, we’ll be highlighting the bios of the different Vinylmation Robots artists. We are so excited about these new Vinylmation and love the new robots design, so we thought it would be fun to learn a little about the artists behind them. For a look at the entire collection, see our post here.
Jim Valeri- Senior Manager, Design
Though he was born in Akron, Ohio, Jim Valeri considers himself a California native. With a degree in illustration from Cal State Northridge, Jim worked in the aerospace industry for some time before becoming an intern at Disney Consumer Products in 1994. Sixteen years later, Jim is still with the company creating Vinylmation like Cranky-Bot and Voltinator-Bot from the Robots Series. Jim also created one of the exclusive Limited Edition 9” Robots—Scavenger-Bot. Art is a compulsion for Jim, so working in the creative environment of the Disney Store and making characters come to life every day is only natural.
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