Mike Iwerks


About Me


I'm Mike Iwerks
A Digital Media Designer, AV Engineer,  and hobby photographer

Back in 2008 I spoke at a Disney Leadership Conference, this was the bio that was written ...

 As a Digital Media Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, Mike Iwerks brings to the company a unique combination of Disney history and audio-visual wizardry. He is responsible for producing experiences which engage internal and external audiences through video editing and content creation. In January 2005, Iwerks began working for Walt Disney Imagineering, which was his dream since the 7th grade. In doing so, he became the 4th generation from the Iwerks family to work for The Walt Disney Company, beginning with his Oscar® winning great-grandfather Ub Iwerks, who was Walt Disney's original partner in the 1920s and co-creator of Mickey Mouse as well as numerous technical creations for motion pictures. Recent projects that Iwerks has worked on include Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage for Disneyland Park and Gran Fiesta Tour featuring the Three Caballeros for the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. 

Iwerks began his career in entertainment in 1994 as a child actor, and appeared in several TV shows and commercials within a 5-year period of time. He has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild for over a decade. In 1998, Iwerks toured with the Academy Award-winning performance group The Young Americans as front-of- house sound engineer. Shortly after completing the tours, Iwerks became an on-air personality for a Southern California radio station, where he produced a weekly rock show. His successful show was syndicated across the United States and England. While employed at the radio station, he worked various freelance jobs on the side, including the 2003 MTV Spring Break in Miami Beach, The American Music Awards, the NAACP Image Awards, the TV Land Awards, and many others. Cooperating with the radio station and other sponsors allowed him to be able to produce rock concerts across Southern California. 

Walt Disney Imagineering is the unique innovative organization that creates – from concept through construction – all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions, cruise ships, real estate developments, and regional entertainment venues worldwide. Imagineering’s unique strength comes from the teamwork and syntheses of creative and technical professionals representing more than 140 diverse disciplines.

My Resume


Digital Media Designer, Lead
2008-Present | Walt Disney Imagineering

Lead the team that is responsible for the planning, design and installation of complex media delivery systems. Also responsible for planning, organizing and leading efforts during all phases of the project cycle to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness under demanding fiscal conditions.

Deliver live and post-produced large-scale video events, broadcast streams and presentations.

Design audio, video and theatrical lighting systems for event spaces, conference rooms, and general areas.

Project manage conference room remodels, including tenant improvement and technology upgrades for creative spaces.

Audio Recording Engineer
2005-2008 | Walt Disney Imagineering

Record, edit and mix audio, dialogue and music for Disney Theme Parks, Cruise Ships and Resorts. Including area background music, attraction audio, park films and entertainment.

On-Air Personality / Producer
2000-2006 | KWVE 107.9, Los Angeles

On-Air host for the morning drive from 5am - 10am.
Producer of a weekend Rock Radio program.
Produce summer concerts

freelance work

The Young Americans
1998-2001 | Front of House Audio Engineer
2003 MTV Spring Break
Assistant Stage Manager
The 75th Academy Awards  
Red Carpet Talent Exec / Asst
2003 TV Land Awards 
Assistant Stage Manager
34th NAACP Image Awardss 
Assistant Stage Manager
The 30th Annual American Music Awards 
Assistant Stage Manager

Volunteer Work

The Special Olympics
Volunteer Photographer
Flashes of Hope
Volunteer Photographer
The Unstoppable Foundation Gala
Volunteer Photographer
Los Angeles Fire Department
Volunteer Photographer