Matthew Luhn creativity speaker
Matthew Luhn creativity speaker

Matthew Luhn

Former Lead Storyteller and Animator at Pixar Studios

Speaker Themes

  • Storytelling for business
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Brand-building

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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, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals on how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication. 

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

Matthew’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. 

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

From filmmaking to business, Matthew’s story talks are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling.

In Matthew’s story seminar, he shares 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.

His speeches also contain many insights for businesses wanting to connect with customers and employees, and to generate new ideas. Some sample speech topics include:

Storytelling for business

Inspiring creativity in the workplace

To innovation and beyond

Effective leadership: how to be the movie hero of your own story

Virtual visual storytelling

Storytelling and big data

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