CSUF News Service
Meet Wendy Grieb
Artist Joins Faculty as Assistant Professor
Aug. 28, 2013
Teaching in the Art Department as a part-time lecturer for the past three years, Wendy Grieb now is part of Cal State Fullerton’s tenure-track faculty. The new assistant professor of art and Disney storyboard artist, who earned her M.F.A. in art-illustration from CSUF and B.F.A. in drawing, magna cum laude, from Edinboro Univeristy of Pennsylvania, brings her extensive real-world experience into the classroom as she teaches animation techniques, development, production and design, among other courses.
Grieb, who lives in Yorba Linda, is a storyboard artist on the hit Disney cartoon “Phineas and Ferb.” She specializes in “storyboarding the songs for the show,” she said. “I get to draw how the songs will be choreographed and directed with camera moves, dancing, angles, etc. It is a lot of fun!”
Besides “Phineas and Ferb,” Grieb’s other notable projects include creating storyboards for television and film. Among them: “The Emperor’s New School,” “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins,” “Atlantis” and “Hercules.”
Winner of several honors, including an Annie Award for her storyboarding and a 2010 People’s Choice Portfolio Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Grieb’s work has been featured in recent exhibitions, including Walt Disney TV Animation’s “Some Kind of Monster” exhibit in Burbank, Begovich Gallery’s “Steampunk: The Beginning” exhibit on campus and other CSUF exhibitions.