Vice President and Creative Director, Lucasfilm
As Vice President and Executive Creative Director of Lucasfilm, Academy Award-winner Doug Chiang oversees designs for the Star Wars franchise, including films, theme parks, games, and new media. His Star Wars experience spans over 25 years, beginning in 1995 when George Lucas selected him as Head of the Lucasfilm art department for the Star Wars prequel films. Since then he has been Lucasfilm’s principal designer for Disney World Resort’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, and Production Designer on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Chiang is currently Production Designer for Star Wars live-action series including The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka, and Skeleton Crew.
Chiang began his career as a stop-motion animator on the TV series Pee Wee’s Playhouse, before working as a commercial TV Director for Rhythm and Hues, then Creative Director at Industrial Light & Magic. In 2006 he partnered with the Walt Disney Company and Robert Zemeckis to form ImageMovers Digital, a new digital film studio built around IceBlink Studios, the design studio he formed in 2002. During this period he was Production Designer for a number of Robert Zemeckis films including The Polar Express, Beowulf, and Disney’s A Christmas Carol. He recently reunited with the director as Production Designer on Disney’s Pinocchio (2022).
Working with the award-winning author Orson Scott Card, Chiang co-wrote the illustrated novel Robota. His artwork has been exhibited worldwide, and he has received awards including an Academy Award, two British Academy Awards, two Clio Awards, a Theo Award, a VES Award, a Webby, The Genie Visionary Award, and an Art Directors Guild Award.