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Matthew Luhn

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4.9 out of 5

Former Pixar Animator, Story Artist, Creativity Expert & Author

Matthew Luhn

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4.9 out of 5

Former Pixar Animator, Story Artist, Creativity Expert & Author

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Matthew Luhn Biography

Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, motivational keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios.

Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Luhn works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

Luhn's most recent clients include Adidas, Target, Coke, Procter and Gamble, Facebook, Warner Brothers, Sony, and Google.

Luhn's story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille and other films currently in development.

With over 20 years experience creating and developing dozens of films, TV shows, and video games, at Pixar, "The Simpsons," ILM, and other studios, Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories with enduring characters.

From filmmaking to business, Luhn's story talks are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling. In Luhn's story seminar, he will share his process for creating new ideas and characters, how to develop great stories and story structure, and how to realize your story ideas from script to storyboards to finished product.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 05/17/2024.

Matthew Luhn Speaking Topics

  • STORYTELLING FOR BUSINESS

    Storytelling is the #1 business skill necessary to connect, motivate, and lead people in today’s world. Stories compel us to engage in experiences, learn lessons, and define our values and ourselves within our organization.

    Matthew Luhn, former 20 year Pixar story artist and animator, brings his experience creating and developing 10 blockbuster films at Pixar, and provides practical strategies that teach and inspire people and teams to connect more effectively with audiences.

    Matthew uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between business and heart, driving your story toward one unforgettable selling point.

  • STORYTELLING AND BIG DATA

    Big data is changing everything from content development to culture itself. Matthew Luhn, former 20 year Pixar story artist and animator, will share how big data is being used to create great stories and characters in Hollywood and beyond.

    Matthew’s experience and insight will empower and inspire publishers, advertisers and innovators on how to forge stronger, more meaningful connections with consumers.

  • TO INNOVATION AND BEYOND

    When your company’s product or service appears similar to your competitor’s offerings, how can you differentiate and get consumers to notice? In this enlightening and entertaining talk, Matthew Luhn, accomplished writer and story artist on the Toy Story films, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, UP, and Ratatouille, will share his methods and experiences working with Pixar and advising other Fortune 500 companies. Audiences will learn how to innovate, differentiate and stay relevant in today’s business world, creating more value and winning customer loyalty.

  • INSPIRING CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE

    One of the most essential resources for any business to stay competitive is new ideas that spark innovation. Matthew Luhn, former 20 year Pixar story artist and animator, participated in building and sustaining the creative culture at Pixar from startup to the most successful filmmaking group in the history of Hollywood.

    Matthew’s engaging and action-oriented talk will provide strategies on how to create a culture that encourages and nurtures new ideas, and embraces fear and failing as a necessary part of the creative process. He demonstrates how to empower relationships and build trust through authentic communication.

  • EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AS TOLD BY MOVIE HEROES

    Every film and business needs an effective leader to inspire its people to achieve their goals. In this unique session, Matthew Luhn, former 20 year Pixar story artist and animator, shares how to create authentic, inspirational, and memorable heroes and how to translate these same hero traits into your leadership and business.

    By exploring and analyzing the characters of movie heroes and other great story protagonists, audiences will learn how likability, vision, vulnerability, structure and perseverance can provide a model for outstanding leadership that will leave your audience inspired and empowered.

Matthew Luhn Videos

  • Story Telling In Business - Pixar Story Teller Mathew Luhn
    "Sharing personal and professional moments of where you've had success or people who have used your product or use your company have had a positive...
  • Creating a Feeling | Matthew Luhn | TEDxUCSB
    From toy stores to Toy Story, Matthew Luhn has been creating stories for over 25 years that have made people cry, laugh, and believe. As an...

Matthew Luhn Books

  • The Best Story Wins: How to Leverage Hollywood Storytelling in Business and Beyond
    The Best Story Wins: How to Leverage Hollywood Storytelling in Business and Beyond
  • How to Draw Cartoon Pets!
    How to Draw Cartoon Pets!

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Matthew Luhn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as STORYTELLING FOR BUSINESS, STORYTELLING AND BIG DATA, TO INNOVATION AND BEYOND, INSPIRING CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE and EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AS TOLD BY MOVIE HEROES. The estimated speaking fee range to book Matthew Luhn for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Matthew Luhn generally travels from Emeryville, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Duncan Wardle, Afdhel Aziz, Doug Lipp, Eric Boles and Erica Dhawan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Matthew Luhn for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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