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This profile was last updated on 3/20/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

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

Employment History

  • Executive Designer and Vice President
    The Walt Disney Company
  • Senior Vice President
  • Executive Designer and Vice President
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Web References
Aulani Builds on Hawaiian Spirit of Caring for Land With Green Technologies, Design Elements | Disneyland News, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
"Early Hawaiian society was founded on the principal of kuleana," said Joe Rohde, vice president and executive designer for Walt Disney Imagineering.
"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.
Aulani Showcases One of the World’s Largest Private Collections Of Contemporary Hawaiian Art | Disneyland News, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
"Every piece of art is part of a larger Hawaiian story, as told by Hawaiian artists," said Joe Rohde, senior vice president and creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering.  More than 50 pieces decorate the hotel, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings; batik on silk; sculptures; wood carvings, kapa and bas relief.
Expansion Coming to Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii [cached]
To learn more about Aulani, check out my interview with Joe Rohde, Senior Vice President, Creative, Walt Disney Imagineering, one of the lead designers for the resort. Have you been to Aulani? Are you planning on going to the resort?
About Mark Hickson | Your Independent Disney News Source - Disney by Mark, 9 Sept 2012 [cached]
With Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Vice President, Creative -Walt Disney Imagineering at Aulani Resort
PRSA Newsroom | Joe Rohde, 3 July 2013 [cached]
Joe Rohde PRSA Newsroom | Joe Rohde
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.
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