Art Direction for Character Designers

An 8-week course on adapting and designing characters for unique productions; learn what it means to be art directed as a professional character designer

COURSE OVERVIEW

Adapt and design unique characters for productions


COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

The more you know, the better.


Art Direction for Character Designers
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Real heroes don't wear capes - they teach

Nate Wragg was born in Davis, CA in 1983. He took an interest in drawing and painting at an early age. After graduating high school, he studied animation and design at The California Institute of the Arts in Southern California. Since then, Wragg has gone on to work as an illustrator and designer on various projects-including Ratatouille, Toy Story 3 and Puss in Boots. He was one of the primary character designers on the Pixar Feature Toy Story 3. As well as designing characters, Nate was also the Production Designer of Pixar’s short film Your Friend the Rat and has been involved in designing several main title sequences, most notably the animated end titles for Ratatouille. Most recently he was the Production Designer on Captain Underpants.

STUDENT INTERVIEWS
  • Imitation and the Art of Finding Your Style
    Interview with
    Linh Bui
    Imitation and the Art of Finding Your Style
    Interview with
    Linh Bui
  • Embracing Change: Practicing New Styles for a Stronger Portfolio
    Interview with
    Cassandra Mazur
    Embracing Change: Practicing New Styles for a Stronger Portfolio
    Interview with
    Cassandra Mazur
  • Fun With Form: Approaching New Challenges With a Pen and a Pun
    Interview with
    Matthew Quickel
    Fun With Form: Approaching New Challenges With a Pen and a Pun
    Interview with
    Matthew Quickel
    spring term registration
    Feb 7, 2022 - Apr 25, 2022
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    $699
    Course Begins
    January 23rd

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    • Tegan Clancy

      I liked how clear and constructive the feedback was.

    • Seven Jones

      Nate Wragg is easily one of the best instructors I’ve ever had. He seems like a truly caring human being and a top level instructor. I would give him a 20 on a scale of 1-10.

    • Amber K

      Nate Wragg is an incredible instructor and mentor. He has designed his courses to set his students up for success as character designers in the industry. I was hired for a job as a character designer while taking Art Direction for Character Designers, and I credit much of that to Nate’s classes and instruction.

    • Megan Perez

      Great personality, very good at explaining things and helping us if we need it, and gives fun assignments.

    • Rosana Iarusso

      Nate is one of the best teachers I’ve had. I really learned a lot and grew as an artist!

    • Bukela Campbell

      He is a perfect mentor and I really enjoyed the learning path with Nate Wragg. I learned so much and he is really motivating in keeping up.

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    BENEFITS

    What makes this learning experience unique?

    Personal Feedback

    Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.

    1+ Year Access

    Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

    Certificate of Completion

    Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

    Flexible Learning

    Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

    spring term registration
    Feb 7, 2022 - Apr 25, 2022
    Only
    $699
    Course Begins
    January 23rd