Diane Michioka

Vice President, Production

As Vice President of Production, Diane oversees Thinkwell’s design deliverables from conception to installation by motivating and directing project teams. Diane has a true passion for the creative process and over 20 years of experience in creative management. Diane specializes in show production and marketing/product development.

Prior to working for Thinkwell, Diane worked for Disney Imagineering, The Hettema Group, and Stampington & Co. While working for Stampington & Co, Diane had two publications in Somerset Life Magazine and Artist Trading Cards.


Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, University of California Los Angeles
Manager, Creative Planning, Walt Disney Imagineering
Director, Disneyland Design Studio, Walt Disney Imagineering
Chairman, Disneyland Strategic Planning Team, Walt Disney Imagineering
Senior Producer, Theme Park, The Hettema Group
Vice President, Creative, Stampington & Co.

Awards & Accolades

2013 TEA Outstanding Achievement, Themed Restaurant, Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge
2014 SCRW Five Star Award & Golden Bacchus Wine Award, Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge
2009 SCRW Gold Star Award, Hook’s Pointe Restaurant

Select Projects

Lionsgate Entertainment World
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
DCA Carthay Circle Restaurant, Lounge, & Club 1901
Disneyland Paris Park
Disneyland, WDW, Tokyo Splash Mountains
Disneyland Tarzan’s Treehouse
Disneyland Rancho Del Zocalo Restaurant