From designing for board games, to creating concepts for theme park attractions, Josh Newton is an incredible artist and illustrator. His wealth of experience in creating incredible paintings and his can-do attitude make him an amazing addition to the AOA team, working to transform the ordinary into extraordinary.
Josh got his start at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Illustration. From there on, he went to work for Walt Disney Imagineering as an Associate Production Designer. Alongside the rest of the Imagineering team, Josh’s projects included various initiatives at global Disney Parks, including ride vehicle design for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in Disney’s Epcot, overall land development for PANDORA – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom; and even show set design elements for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Outside of theme parks, Josh has also worked as an illustrator for various board games and science fiction novels. From books like “The Galactic Culinary Society and the Secrets of Umami” to popular board games like Horrified: American Monsters, his well-rounded experience gives him the ability to dive into any project with ease.
Alongside the rest of the AOA team, Josh creates concept art, illustrated pieces, and design support through all aspects of the project lifecycle. As he ventures into each great adventure, he looks forward to building something beautiful alongside clients and team-mates alike.