FORMER CHIEF CREATIVE EXECUTIVE DISNEY IMAGINEERING
During my tenure as Chief Creative Executive of Disney Imagineering I had the privilege to work closely with some of the most talented experience designers and creative leaders in the world. Joe was one of our superstars. He is a rare breed of creative visionary who expertly balances playfulness with practicality. He understands how design encourages togetherness and community, consistently bringing buildable ideas to the table that resonated with the general public. He understands how to translate narrative and storytelling into physical environments, and does so with a completely unique style.
Joe is impressive in his ability to create a broad range of experiences, from family-oriented to highly sophisticated. This rare talent was most obvious in his flawless execution as the lead creative for the Disney Cruise Line ships, the Fantasy and Dream. Truly floating cities, Joe not only lead a diverse team of many disciplines, but personally made sure the ships delivered the full spectrum of whimsy, sophistication, luxury, playfulness, and attention to detail required of such a unique product offering. Joe has a boundless imagination and the experience to lead integrated teams to deliver operationally viable and maintainable products. I highly recommend Joe as a creative visionary and leader.