Ricky Nierva started at Pixar in the story department on Toy Story 2 in 1997. Since then he has worked on Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and led the production design on Up. Nierva was born in San Diego.
- Toy Story 2 (1999): story artist
- Monsters, Inc. (2001): visual development, character designer, additional storyboarding
- Finding Nemo (2003): art director: characters
- Up (2009): production design
- Inside Out (2015): production design