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Jess Linares
Director, Creative Advertising
Walt Disney Studios

BURBANK, USA // Jess Linares was born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles. She is a Director of Creative Advertising at the Walt Disney Studios leading creative marketing campaigns across Disney+ and Hulu for Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Studios. Throughout her career, Jess has worked on many successful campaigns such as UP, Toy Story 3, Frozen 2, Moana, Soul, and played a key role as part of the studio team that launched Disney+.

Jess is a purpose-driven advocacy lead with a passion to create inclusive spaces, and committed to developing and changing culture through impactful creative and storytelling that reflects the world we live in. She was a co-founder and co-president of the Studio’s first Latinx employee resource group, Voces@Disney, and is also a founding member and current co-chair of the Studio marketing center of excellence, rePresent, focused on scaling multicultural marketing competencies and developing diverse talent.

Jess holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from California State University Northridge, and earned a Masters in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. In her free time, she enjoys crafting the perfect café con leche, while listening to vinyl records next to her husband Doug, and their dog, Kylo.