Scot Drake is a Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering where he leads the creative development of all Marvel projects within Disney Parks and Resorts. Drake was the Executive Creative Director for Shanghai Disneyland’s Tomorrowland® , including TRON Lightcycle Power Run, TRON Realm - Chevrolet Digital Challenge, Buzz Lightyear’s Planet Rescue, and Jet Packs, all opening in 2016.
Drake started as an intern for Walt Disney Imagineering in 1996, came back as a consultant in 1998 and became a full-time senior concept designer in 2000. Many of his concepts are considered "top secret" because they involve the future expansion of Disney Parks and Resorts around the world.
Drake’s previous projects and roles include, Art Director for Star Tours, the Adventures Continue( Disneyland® and Disney's Hollywood Studios® ), and Lead Designer of the new Disneyland Monorail Mark VII trains, opening at the Disneyland® Resort in 2008. In his role as a senior concept designer in “blue-sky” development, several of his projects opened in Disney Parks. These projects include Turtle Talk with Crush (Disney's California Adventure® park, Epcot®, Hong Kong Disneyland®), Spaceship Earth refurbishment and Mission: SPACE (Epcot®), the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland®, murals for Tomorrowland (Disneyland®), Sindbad's Storybook Voyage (Tokyo DisneySea), 100 years of Magic and the American Idol Experience (Disney's Hollywood Studios®), and the expansion of Disney's California Adventure® park.
Prior to working for Walt Disney Imagineering, Drake held positions with Universal Creative, Idea Labs and BRC Imagination Arts as a concept designer. He taught Visual Communication at the Gnomon School of Visual Arts, Advanced Digital Painting at UCLA and Visual Communications 6 Dramatic Narrative at the Art Center College of Design. Drake attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in the Transportation Department, with a focus on Entertainment Design.