Paul Abadilla is an artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He currently works at Pixar Animation Studios as a Sets Art Director. He has contributed in the making of several feature films, including Incredibles 2 (2018), Cars 3 (2017), Finding Dory (2016), Monsters University (2013) and Academy Award©-winning film Brave (2012). Additionally, Paul has worked on short films The Blue Umbrella (2013), Pixar’s first television special Toy Story of Terror! (2013), Lava (2015) and Sanjay’s Super Team (2015). Most recently, Paul was a Production Designer for Pixar’s SparkShorts film Loop (2019), and is currently Art Directing on the upcoming feature film, Soul (2020).

Additionally, Paul has contributed in the making of independent projects, such as Academy Award©-nominees for Best Animated Short Film The Dam Keeper (Tonko House, 2015), and Borrowed Time (Quorum Films, 2017). He has given talks locally and internationally, and was recently a featured speaker at South By Southwest (SXSW). He has also lead workshops at The Animation Collaborative, and his alma mater, San Jose State University.

Aside from creating art, Paul loves to surf, cook, and skratch on the turntables.


The Daily Texan: SXSW 2019 recap
GMA News: Hollywood Insider - Incredibles 2 interview
CNN (Philippines) - Finding Dory interview
SJSU Washington Square - Alumnus profile
Cartoon Brew - Artist of The Day feature

Photo: Debby Coleman

Photo: Debby Coleman

Client List

Pixar Animation Studios
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Thud Rumble
Dreamville Records
The UC Theatre
Tonko House
Quorum Films
AIDS Walk San Francisco