Griz and Norm

Exhibiting | Presenting


Normand Lemay (Norm) and Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay (Griz) are a husband and wife team at the Walt Disney Animation Studio (WDAS). Griz (Associate Production Designer on "Wish") is an Indonesian-American artist. She graduated valedictorian from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 2015, she joined WDAS Art Dept. Her contributions include "Wish," "Encanto," "Raya and the Last Dragons," "Frozen 2", "Olaf's Frozen Adventure," "Wreck it Ralph," and "Moana." Additional credits from Dreamwork SKG are "Home," "Penguins of Madagascar," "How to Train Your Dragons 2", "Me and My Shadow," "The Croods," "Kung Fu Panda: Legend of the Masters," "Rise of the Guardians," "Neighbors from Hell," "Puss in Boots," "The Three Diablos," "Donkey Christmas Shrektacular," and "Shrek Forever After." Norm (Head of Story) is a French-Canadian artist who moved to Los Angeles in 2009 to join the WDAS Story Department. Norm contributed to the recent Disney Classics: "Wish," "Encanto," "Raya and The Last Dragon," "Frozen 2," "Wreck-It-Ralph 2," Zootopia," "Moana," "Big Hero 6," "Frozen," and "Wreck-It Ralph." Norm was nominated for an Annie Award for his work on the Tamatoa sequence in Moana.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/28 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Voices of Vision: AAPI Artists Shaping Animation

Room 211 | Griz and Norm, Prashan Subasinghe, Maureen Fan, Toniko Pantoja

Dive into the dynamic world of animation through the lens of Asian American and Pacific Islander artists who are making waves in the industry. Join Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay, Prashan Subasinghe, and Toniko Pantoja in a panel discussion, moderated by Baobab CEO Maureen Fan. This conversation promises rich insights into their unique experiences, cultural influences, and the transformative role AAPI artists play in the evolving landscape of animation. Celebrate diversity and creativity in this insightful dialogue.
Sunday 10/29 12:00PM - 1:00PM

The Art of Costume Design in Entertainment

Ballroom F | Griz and Norm, Greg Hopwood, Maggie S. Chan, Gina DeDomenico, Marlon West

Step behind the scenes of the entertainment world with a panel of artists dedicated to the craft of costume design. Featuring industry talents Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay, Greg Hopwood, Maggie Chan, and Gina DeDomenico, this discussion, moderated by Marlon West, will delve into the artistry and intricacies of creating iconic looks for TV, movies, and animation. Discover the inspiration, challenges, and stories behind some of the most memorable ensembles on screen in this illuminating conversation.
Sunday 10/29 2:45PM - 3:45PM

Live Gesture Session with Normand Lemay

Room 103 | Griz and Norm

Esteemed story artist, Normand Lemay, guides you through a gesture drawing session. With a live costumed model, attendees have the unique opportunity to sketch alongside Normand, gleaning insights from his expertise. Whether you're an aspiring animator or just love the magic of drawing, this session promises a wonderful event not to be missed. Grab your pencil and join us for this interactive and enlightening experience!
Friday 10/27 3:15PM - 4:15PM

The Art of Balancing Kids, Career, and Self

Room 107 | Griz and Norm, Jen Hancock, Lauren Barger, Concept Art Association, WIA, Piper Adonya, Michelle Murdocca, Beatriz Valenzuela

The Art of Balancing Kids, Career, and Self in the Entertainment Industry Come join us for an enlightening and transformative conversation that celebrates the beauty of achieving balance in the midst of life's chaos while working in the entertainment industry. Our panelists will engage in an open and interactive discussion, sharing their personal stories and lessons learned as they strive to balance their creative passions, career goals, and well-being. Through this conversation, attendees will gain practical insights, inspiration, and a deeper understanding of how to achieve balance as devoted parents, successful professionals, and fulfilled individuals. Presented by Concept Art Association and Women in Animation. Panelists: Griselda Sastrawinata, Visual Development Artist  Jen Hancock, Costume Concept Artist, Local 892 Piper Adonya, 9B Collective Lauren Barger, Visual Development/Character Design, Co-host Mermay Michelle Murdocca, Animation Producer  Moderated by Beatriz Valenzuela, Women in Animation