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Jay Ward - Creativity Keynote
A Creative Director of Franchise at Pixar Animation Studios, Jay is a keynote speaker for innovation. As Creative Director for the world of Pixar's Cars, he consults on all Cars-related projects around the world. As part of his role, Jay provides motoring and franchise knowledge to Disney and its partners relating to publishing, consumer products, interactive, marketing, and theme parks.
Jay also serves as a liaison with car manufacturers and museums working on Pixar-related projects.
The automotive, and franchise creative consultant on all three ‘CARS’ films, the Cars Toons, and Cars Land. Jay has also worked in the art departments of Monsters Inc., Ratatouille, and Brave, and served as the associate producer for a Pixar short. Jay also runs the campus classic car show, the 'Pixar Motorama' hosting vehicles from Jay Leno, Chip Foose, and many others.
He delivers the following keynote programmes, either in-person or virtually:
Virtual Keynote: Storytelling for Business
Storytelling connects, motivates, and leads people in today’s world, making stories and number one business skill. A good story helps us to engage in experiences, learn lessons, and define both our values and ourselves within a business. Jay uses his experience creating and developing films at Pixar, to provide practical solutions that teach and inspire people and teams to connect with audiences on an emotional level.
Virtual Keynote: Building a Culture of Success and Winning: Traits of Pixar's Early Employees
Jay shares how Pixar was started and how the animation studio built and maintain its culture that inspires creativity, creates success for all partners and produces award-winning films. Using his insight and experience, Jay and inspires audience members to be better team members, leaders. He'll show them how to forge stronger, more meaningful connections with their own team, clients and all stakeholders.
Virtual Keynote: Inspiring Creativity in the Workplace
One of the most essential resources for any business to stay competitive is new ideas that spark innovation. Jay offers an engaging talk that provides strategies on how to create an atmosphere that encourages and develops new ideas while embracing fear and failing as part of the creative process.
Virtual Keynote: the Future of Cars and Entertainment
A self-confessed 'car nerd', Jay is the Creative Director of the hit Pixar movie Cars. Jay talks about trends and the future of entertainment and cars.
- Pixar Animation Studios
- Disney Media
- Sony Pictures
- Blackhawk Automotive Museum
- Arts & Culture