Ricky Nierva started at Pixar in the story department on Toy Story 2 in 1997. Since then he has worked on Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and led the production design on Up. Nierva was born in San Diego.[1]


  • Toy Story 2 (1999): story artist
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001): visual development, character designer, additional storyboarding
  • Finding Nemo (2003): art director: characters
  • Up (2009): production design


  1. Pixar's 'Up' production designer a Filipino

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