Tim Delaney's 34 years at Walt Disney Imagineering included 19 years as a creative director and Vice President of Design. He has been instrumental in all phases of design from initial concept through design development, corporate sponsorship, project production and onsite construction supervision through completion. As a designer, illustrator, painter, creative director, producer and art director, Delaney has lead teams that have designed and constructed over $1.2 billion of Disney Parks and attractions worldwide, including Anaheim, Orlando, Paris and Hong Kong.
Beyond his signature design and production capabilities, Delaney has assembled creative teams, and collaborated with all disciplines, while always maintaining the highest standard of design excellence, with all projects delivered on time and on or under budget.
Tim's accomplishments and awards include:
- 2002 Ray Bradbury Award for Lifetime of Creative Excellence
- Subject of popular BBC documentary ''Shoot the Moon''
- 1995 THEA Award recipient for Best Attraction: Space Mountain at Disneyland Paris
- Patent holder for a whole new classification for interactive water rides
- Subject of multiple websites, including laughingplace.com, mouseplanet.com, seasonpasspodcast.com, micechat.com, disneyandmore.com, imagineerdisney.com, progresscityusa.com, ultimateorlando.com and dismarks.com
Quoted and/or artwork featured in numerous publications:
- ''Disneyland Paris'' by Alain Littaye
- ''Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real'' by The Imagineers
- ''The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at its Peak'' by Jason Surrel
- ''The Imagineering Way'' by The Imagineers
- ''The Imagineering Workout'' by Peggy Van Pelt
- ''Walt Disney's EPCOT Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow'' by Richard R. Beard
Tim is a graduate of Art Center College of Design with honors, and is on the Steering Committee for Art Center's Legacy Circle, an alumni-led group of volunteers committed to supporting students through financial contributions. All money raised - 100 percent - is distributed to students through Art Center scholarships.