Samuel Joseph Michlap is a Production Designer at DreamWorks Animation, and was the Additional Art Director for The Road to El Dorado.

Sam previously worked as a Production Designer at Imagi Studios and Imagi Animation Studios (2007-2008), Head of Visual Development at IDT Entertainment (2005-2007), Head of Visual Development at Starz Media (2005-2007), Production Designer, Art Director, Vis Dev Artist at DreamWorks Animation (1996-2005), Layout Artist at Disney Feature Animation (1992-2996) and Journeyman Layout Artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation (1992-1996).

Sam studied Illustration at the California Art Institute (1989-1992) and Bachelor of the Arts (BA), Illustration at California State University-Northbridge (1987-1992).



  • Rise of the Guardians (2012) - visual development artist
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) - visual development artist
  • Megamind (2010) - visual development artist
  • Monsters vs Aliens (2009) - visual development artist
  • Astro Boy (2009) - production designer
  • Everyone's Hero (2006) - visual development
  • Shark Tale (2004) - art director
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) - visual development
  • The Road to El Dorado (2000) - additional art director
  • The Prince of Egypt (1998) - visual development - as Samuel Michlap
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) - key layout/workbook - as Samuel Michlap
  • The Lion King (1994) - layout assistant - as Samuel Joseph Michlap

Video ShortsEdit

  • Night of the Living Carrots (2011) - art director

Video Documentary ShortsEdit

  • A Fishified World (2005) - himself

TV MoviesEdit

  • Shark Tale: Gettin' Fishy with It (2004) - Himself

TV Series DocumentaryEdit

  • HBO First Look (2004) - himself

Concept ArtEdit



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