Yohannes Yamassee, CEO of Yohannes Studios, is an Entrepreneur and ADG 800 Art Director. A graduate of UCLA film school’s Master of Fine Arts program in Set and Production Design, he specializes in concept ideation and entertainment design.
Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, and inspired by the works of Maya Angelou, Muhammed Ali, Floyd Norman, the Harlem Renaissance, and the deep history of the Black and Indigenous identity, Yohannes has enjoyed working with Walt Disney Imagineering, Disneyland, Marvel, CBS Television Studios, Denver Center, Atlanta Alliance Theatre and more.
He integrates his mixed-media philosophy into animation, film & television, product design, and beyond. By creating a team at Yohannes Studios of like-minded visionaries with the talent, experience, and ambition to transform any concept, Yohannes remains at the forefront of innovation.