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Senior Vice President and Creativ...

Walt Disney Imagineering
Local Address: Glendale, California, United States
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista St
Burbank , California 91521
United States

Company Description: The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company. The Company operates in five segments: Media Networks,...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Executive Designer and Vice President
    The Walt Disney Company
  • Senior Vice President
    Creative
  • Executive Designer and Vice President
    Creative
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PubWest
pubwest.org, 2 Dec 2014 [cached]
Speaker: Joe Rohde, creative executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
Joe Rohde is a Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, California. Imagineering is the creative arm of the Walt Disney Company that designs and builds everything from cruise ships, theme parks, rides and attractions, hotels and infrastructure systems for the company’s theme parks and resorts worldwide. Joe is a veteran of more than thirty years with the company, starting his career as a model designer on Epcot, and continuing with projects at Disneyland Park in California, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland Paris Resort. Joe led the team that conceptualized, designed, and built Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. He continues today to oversee new attractions for that park, including the new Avatar project scheduled to open in 2017, and is also responsible for the creative design and content of Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, at Ko Olina, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i.
PRSA Newsroom | Joe Rohde
media.prsa.org, 3 July 2013 [cached]
Joe Rohde PRSA Newsroom | Joe Rohde
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Joe Rohde is a senior vice president and creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, California. Imagineering is the creative arm of The Walt Disney Company that designs and builds everything from cruise ships, to theme parks, to rides and attractions, to restaurants, hotels and infrastructure systems for the company's theme parks and resorts worldwide. Rohde is a veteran of 30 years with the company, starting his career as a model designer on Epcot, and continuing with projects for Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California; Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida; and Disneyland Paris. Rohde led the team that conceptualized, designed and built Disney's Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. He continues today to oversee new attractions for that park and is also currently responsible for the creative design and content of Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, at Ko Olina, O'ahu, Hawai'i, opening in August 2011. Rohde speaks regularly about design and narrative and has spoken at NASA, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the TED conference, Portland Creative conference, and has been the keynote speaker at Siggraph in Boston and Yokohama, as well as many other venues. Rohde is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles and lives in Altadena, Calif., with his wife and two boys. His personal adventures have taken him to many of the most remote corners of the world. He wears a collection of earrings from these adventures in his left ear, which has become very large indeed.
"Theme is a Noun." How is a Disney Theme Park like a good book? Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde will discuss how Imagineering applies literary principles in designing extraordinary creative environments. Theme is the fundamental building block of story, and Rohde will discuss how following a theme leads to remarkable story opportunities and helps Disney Parks create stories for guests that are entirely immersive and genuinely magical.
Aulani Builds on Hawaiian Spirit of Caring for Land With Green Technologies, Design Elements | Disneyland News
disneylandnews.com, 28 Feb 2010 [cached]
"Early Hawaiian society was founded on the principal of kuleana," said Joe Rohde, vice president and executive designer for Walt Disney Imagineering.
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"By creating these experiences for our Guests we hope to enlighten and entertain, and also raise awareness about the importance of supporting conservation here, at home and globally where the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is supporting projects," Rohde said.
You actually do not need to ...
www.palmbeachica.org, 24 May 2014 [cached]
You actually do not need to use the 'h' word-coaster-around Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Vice President, Creative, for Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), who, with other Imagineers, spent years studying the star of the yeti to add credibility to the attraction's story.
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'To the folks of the Himalayas, the yeti is totally real,' Rohde says.
Disney Aulani Resort & Spa - Away Soiree Destination Wedding Blog
awaysoiree.com, 19 Jan 2010 [cached]
The name 'Aulani' expresses a connection to tradition and deep story-telling - and its roots are here in this land," said Joe Rohde, Senior Vice President, Creative for Walt Disney Imagineering. "We're so grateful to the local Hawaiians who led us to the discovery of this name, and our goal is to live up to its meaning."
Rohde noted that Aulani translated from the Hawaiian language to English, means "the place that speaks for the great ones" or "the place that speaks with deep messages."
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