Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in 1997, after receiving her BA in computer science from Harvard University. Her first position was on the movie A Bug’s Life as a render wrangler, an entry-level, problem-solving position, and she soon was leading the otherwise all-male department. Feinberg got her first taste of lighting during this time and fell in love with creating the final image for film. She went on to light on many of Pixar’s films, including Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., the Oscar-winning Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.

Danielle’s TED talk, “The Magic Ingredient that Brings Pixar Movies to Life”

Danielle’s speaking engagements include:

  • TED Talks Live, New York City, NY, 2015
  • APPLE WWDC, San Jose, CA, 2018
  • Festival de las Ideas, Puebla, Mexico, 2023
  • Adobe Max, 2016
  • Adobe Education Summit, 2022
  • SIGGRAPH, 2008, 2012, 2018, 2022
  • Grace Hopper, 2017, 2018
  • IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers), 2015, 2016, 2018
  • ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2019
  • Sonoma Valley Authors Conference, Sonoma, CA, 2023
  • VOICES Lecture Series, Portland, OR, 2022
  • Conference on World Affairs, Boulder, CO, 2011, 2018
  • The View, Turin, Italy 2018, 2022
  • Companies
    • Apple, GoogleX, Adobe, Code.Org, Girls Who Code, CSForAll, Lesbians Who Tech, Electronic Arts, AKQA Design Firm, GE, Intuit
  • Universities
    • Harvard, Princeton, Brown, CalArts, Parsons, BITS Pilani (India), Cal-Berkeley, Cal-Poly, Purdue, Connecticut, Penn State, Iowa State, Illinois, Illinois @Champagne-Urbana, Colorado, Bryn Mawr, New Hampshire, Carleton, Hampshire, Denver and more

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