Leslee Turnbull is a professional designer, art director and scenic artist. She is currently the Senior Production Designer and Senior Animatronic Figure Art Director for Walt Disney Imagineering. Her projects include designing and creating paintings and murals for the new Hong Kong Disneyland castle, Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, Disneyland Dream Suite, DCA's Trattoria, Club 33 expansion, and 21 Royal Experience. She has been with Walt Disney Imagineering for 23 years.
Prior to being an Imagineer, Leslee was the principal artist painting the backdrops, sculptures and costumes for the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, California for 14 years.
Her 40 years of experience also includes work as a designer and scenic artist for theatre (The Elephant Man, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Little Night Music, Barnum, Cabaret, The Little Princess, Manet!, and A Christmas Carol for the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson, South Coast Repertory, Barclay Civic Light Opera, and the Laguna Playhouse); television (CBS, Showtime, MTV, Nash Bridges, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the 69th, 70th, and 71st Academy Awards); and film (Scream, Sphere, Wild Wild West, and, most infamously, Vigo in Ghostbusters II).
Leslee also served as designer and scenic artist for Scenic Designs in Santa Rosa, California working on projects which included themed designs for the Whale and Dolphin Stadium, Sea Lion Stadium, and Walrus exhibits for Marine World, Vallejo, California.