Character Design For Production

An 8-week course diving into the tasks involved with character design in a production pipeline

Character Design For Production
COURSE OVERVIEW

Designing Characters for Production


COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
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Instructor Feedback
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

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Character Design For Production
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Igniting your imagination

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Carolyn, the Flower Shop Owner
    Interview with
    Austin Lee
    Carolyn, the Flower Shop Owner
    Interview with
    Austin Lee
  • Bringing Baba Yaga to Life
    Interview with
    Arthur Lin
    Bringing Baba Yaga to Life
    Interview with
    Arthur Lin
  • Detective Work
    Interview with
    Rune Hansen
    Detective Work
    Interview with
    Rune Hansen
  • Magical Musing of Agnes Toadfoot
    Interview with
    Paul Joseph Nicholson
    Magical Musing of Agnes Toadfoot
    Interview with
    Paul Joseph Nicholson
  • Capturing a Character
    Interview with
    Daria Burkut
    Capturing a Character
    Interview with
    Daria Burkut
  • Quality Over Quantity: Iterating to Find Your Character
    Interview with
    Amber Kenneson
    Quality Over Quantity: Iterating to Find Your Character
    Interview with
    Amber Kenneson
  • Trust the Process and Magic Will Happen
    Interview with
    Alberto Boscolo Gnolo
    Trust the Process and Magic Will Happen
    Interview with
    Alberto Boscolo Gnolo
    fall term registration
    Jul 25, 2022 - Oct 11, 2022
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    Course Begins
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    • Melis Malatani

      Great instructor. Sometimes an online course can be very detached from the real experience of a classroom, however Nate really engaged us as students through his lectures and fast and useful critiques, which made the whole experience more effective and real.

    • Amber K

      Nate is one of the best instructors I have ever had—he communicates concepts in a very clear way that is easy to understand and put into practice. His feedback is always very specific and he communicates both what IS working and what is NOT working, and as a result gives students a clear path forward in their work.

    • Kate Dmitrieva

      Nate is a great instructor with very professional approach. Many thanks for his thorough feedback and always being there to help.

    • Amber Kenneson

      Nate is one of the best instructors I’ve ever had! The way he explains and demonstrates things is so clear—he makes it easy for students to implement what he is teaching into their own work. I know my own work improved by leaps and bounds over the course of just 8 weeks, and I saw improvement in the work of my fellow students as well! Basically, I loved everything about Nate’s course.

    • Alexander Untoria

      Allowed me to reevaluate my design process and help me make better final choices when designing a character. Allowed me to focus on shape language and functionality as well as storytelling

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    BENEFITS

    What makes this learning experience unique?

    Personal Feedback
    Personal Feedback

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

    1+ Year Access
    1+ Year Access

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

    Certificate of Completion
    Certificate of Completion

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

    Flexible Learning
    Flexible Learning

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

    fall term registration
    Jul 25, 2022 - Oct 11, 2022
    Only
    $699
    Course Begins
    July 10th