Discover the Tech Behind Our Magic with Disney Technologists | S2E6

Life at Disney Podcast
Life at Disney Podcast
Discover the Tech Behind Our Magic with Disney Technologists | S2E6
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ON THIS EPISODE OF LIFE AT DISNEY PODCAST

Discover how Amy, a Disney Photo Imaging (DPI) Product Design Specialist, and Grace, Manager, Product Management work behind the screens to innovate with next generation technology.

In her role, Amy supports Disney Experiences across Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Line using graphic design to create immersive enhancements to guest photos such as magic shots with Disney PhotoPass and AR lenses for Genie+. Grace leads a talented team in her role, one that is redefining programmatic advertising and cementing Disney’s pivotal role in this dynamic space. Join LaJoy as she discovers a little bit more about the tech behind our magic.

ABOUT THE GUESTS:

Amy, Disney Photo Imaging Product Design Specialist
Amy, Disney Photo Imaging Product Design Specialist

Amy is a native Floridian and graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she studied Journalism with a specialty in Visual Communications. She never thought she would pursue a career at Disney, but her post-graduation job search led her to apply for an hourly role at Walt Disney World Resort, and 10 years later she is happy to still be on her Cast Member journey.

She is currently a Product Design Specialist supporting Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts as well as Disney Cruise Line. She uses graphic design to create immersive enhancements to guest photos. She also still practices photography, taking stock photos for PhotoPass, Disney Cruise Line, and Disney Animal Programs. Some highlights from her current role have been supporting the openings of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Tron Lightcycle/Run attractions; sailing on the Disney Wish to kick off the onboard photography; and creating story-driven AR lenses for Genie+.

Grace, Manager, Product Management
Grace, Manager, Product Management

Grace is a leader on Disney’s Programmatic Advertising team within the ad platforms organization. She grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to the United States to attend college at the University of Pennsylvania. Grace graduated with honors with a concentration in Information Technology.

Throughout her childhood, she relished books, shows and movies of household Disney characters. Never in her wildest dreams did she ever imagine that her love for technology would lead her to a career with Disney. In her role, Grace leads a talented team that is redefining programmatic advertising and cementing Disney’s pivotal role in this dynamic space. Outside of work, you can find Grace spending quality time with friends and taking various DIY classes in New York City or Philadelphia.