Hi, I’m Tony Piedra!
I live, work, and play in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. But as a kid I grew up in hot, humid, Houston, TX, catching lizards in the backyard and capturing great adventures in my sketchbook. Not much has changed, just the location.
In a previous chapter of my life, I was a Sets Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios. For nine years, I collaborated with some of the most talented artists and storytellers in the world to help realize the environments in films, such as, Up, Cars 2, The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, and Coco, as well as several of Pixar's short films, including The Blue Umbrella.
Now, I am taking the skills and experiences from my time working in the film industry and putting them to use as an author and illustrator of children’s books.