As Principal, Jason serves in a key leadership role for Thinkwell’s teams, guiding the creative and production leadership, strengthening company culture, and growing strategic relationships globally.
With over 20 years of experience in the themed entertainment industry, Jason McManus has developed a proven track record of creativity,
innovation, and strong creative leadership on a multitude of projects ranging from theme parks to live shows, hotels, cruise ships, and entertainment destinations. With a background in animation and theatrical set design, Jason guides projects with a narrative-based focus, leading teams to develop successful concepts with an emphasis on originality and a spectacular guest experience.
Prior to Thinkwell, Jason worked in creative leadership roles for Walt Disney Imagineering, The Hettema Group, Wyatt Design Group, and Lightning in a Bottle Design & Production. Jason also teaches themed entertainment design at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).