Steve Tatham

Executive Creative Director
Universal Creative

Steve Tatham is a theme park designer. As a Walt Disney Imagineer, he worked on every single Disney theme park prior to Shanghai Disneyland as either a designer or writer. He was recruited to lead the design team at Universal Studios Japan in 2014 and remained in Osaka for 4 years until he got the call to lead the creative efforts on the Epic Universe project in development for Orlando, Florida (opening 2025). As Universal’s Executive Creative Director, he is charged with overseeing all aspects of the project’s creative concepting and execution.

He is the author of two books, “1001: A Video Odyssey” and “Repuglicans,” selected by the Village Voice as one of the year’s 10 best comics and graphic novels of 2010. He performed for many years as a stand-up comedian, appearing on “A&E’s An Evening at the Improv,” and as one of the hosts and comics of “Free Speech,” an LA-area live stage show that grew into a regular radio show. He produced one of the internet’s first daily video blogs, “The Ointment,” way back in 2005. The daily news comedy broadcast ran for two and a half years and in recognition, Steve was selected by LA Weekly as one of the “People of 2008.” He has a Master of Architecture from UCLA and a Bachelor in Film Design from UC Berkeley.