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Paul Topolos

Paul Topolos

Keynote Speaker: Illustrator & Concept Designer at Pixar Animation Studios

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Paul Topolos Biography

Paul Topolos grew up in Northern California and studied fine art in the US and UK. His lifelong interest in movies led him into the entertainment industry where he began work as a storyboard artist for the video game division of his childhood hero, George Lucas. After learning many skills and working on several well received projects he went on to Lucasfilm where he briefly storyboarded on Star Wars Episode I and later was a pre-visualization matte painter on Star Wars Episode II. In 2002 Topolos came to Pixar Animation Studios. He has painted on nearly every feature film from “Finding Nemo" to the current movies "Cars 3”, “Coco" and "Incredibles II". He has worked as a sketch artist, storyboard artist, color script artist, concept designer, and matte painter on many classic Pixar movies and shorts. He has also spoken and taught around the world and is currently using his time outside of work to complete his first children's book.

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Paul Topolos Speaking Topics

A Film Artist’s Journey Through Innovation

Storytelling Through Visuals

Paul Topolos has been an artist at Pixar Animation Studios for thirteen years and has worked on every feature film since Finding Nemo, including the latest, Inside Out. Before that he worked at Lucasfilm on Star Wars Episode I and Episode II plus many critically acclaimed video games at LucasArts Entertainment. He will give a talk on the creative process in motion pictures and video games using his experiences from the past two decades. He will show through images and first hand accounts how the artwork for movies and games are based in the classic arts and the oldest traditions of storytelling. The talk will be both historical and autobiographical. Paul's childhood in the early 70's and his interest in the space program and movies led to a love of Star Trek and Star Wars. His father buying an Apple II computer at the age of twelve got him interested in painting digitally and after a traditional art education, these skills and experiences led him to work for his childhood heroes, George Lucas and later Steve Jobs.

Paul Topolos Videos

Paul Topolos - Painting Paris for Ratatouille
View 2007 | Paul Topolos - The Paris Skylines of Ratatouille ...
Paul Topolos: Journey to Pixar - Drawing Research Group

How to book Paul Topolos?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Paul Topolos for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Paul Topolos, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Paul Topolos or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Paul Topolos?

Booking fees for Paul Topolos, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Paul Topolos, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Paul Topolos?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Paul Topolos for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul Topolos for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Paul Topolos or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Paul Topolos or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Paul Topolos is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Art, Creativity and Storytelling. The estimated speaking fee range to book Paul Topolos for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Paul Topolos generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Matthew Luhn, Duncan Wardle and Glen Keane. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paul Topolos for an upcoming event.

Paul Topolos Speaking Topics

  • A Film Artist’s Journey Through Innovation

  • Storytelling Through Visuals

  • Paul Topolos has been an artist at Pixar Animation Studios for thirteen years and has worked on every feature film since Finding Nemo, including the latest, Inside Out. Before that he worked at Lucasfilm on Star Wars Episode I and Episode II plus many critically acclaimed video games at LucasArts Entertainment. He will give a talk on the creative process in motion pictures and video games using his experiences from the past two decades. He will show through images and first hand accounts how the artwork for movies and games are based in the classic arts and the oldest traditions of storytelling. The talk will be both historical and autobiographical. Paul's childhood in the early 70's and his interest in the space program and movies led to a love of Star Trek and Star Wars. His father buying an Apple II computer at the age of twelve got him interested in painting digitally and after a traditional art education, these skills and experiences led him to work for his childhood heroes, George Lucas and later Steve Jobs.

Paul Topolos Videos

Paul Topolos - Painting Paris for Ratatouille
View 2007 | Paul Topolos - The Paris Skylines of Ratatouille ...
Paul Topolos: Journey to Pixar - Drawing Research Group

Paul Topolos Reviews

  • The Art of Education - Feb 06 2019

  • Paul Topolos is a captivating speaker. At all times I have found Paul Topolos is a very passionate person in every aspect of education and industry. He always works with great integrity and professionalism. He showed a remarkable patience during the Masterclass conducted. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Paul Topolos as a dedicated professional.
    The One Academy of Communication Design - May 20 2015

  • I knew Paul through an event in Shanghai when Paul was invited to do a lecture on Pixar animation, which he talked about graphic design and artistic input in an animation work. We got to know more about him which eventually triggered me to do an animation workshop in . Paul taught for two days (4 sessions) in that workshop. He prepared fully with graphics, film clips and was very popular with the students there. I personally gained knowledge from his lessons and appreciated his generous sharing of working experiences."
    Nanchang University - Apr 30 2015

  • I have had the great pleasure of working closely with Paul Topolos as a speaker representing Pixar artists and their art process. Paul is well organized, charming and a terrific storyteller. He puts together engaging presentations that are full of valuable content. He always has the audience deeply interested and very entertained. He uses beautiful images and film clips to illustrate the story he is telling.
    Pixar - Apr 30 2015

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How to book Paul Topolos?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Paul Topolos for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Paul Topolos, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Paul Topolos or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Paul Topolos?

Booking fees for Paul Topolos, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Paul Topolos, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Paul Topolos?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Paul Topolos for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul Topolos for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Paul Topolos or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Paul Topolos or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Paul Topolos is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Art, Creativity and Storytelling. The estimated speaking fee range to book Paul Topolos for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Paul Topolos generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Matthew Luhn, Duncan Wardle and Glen Keane. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paul Topolos for an upcoming event.

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