Carlos Grangel

Carlos Grangel

Character designer


"Draw and draw as much as you can, the rest will come later."

Carlos Grangel has been working as a Character Designer for the past 30 years, having helped design 18 feature films, including: The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Madagascar, Corpse Bride, Kung-Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Pirates, and Hotel Transylvania. He has also helped develop film shorts such as The Periwig Maker, Alma, and Nina, The Little Bulldozer. His work has been exhibited at LACMA (LA), MoMA (NY), Katzen Arts Center (DC), ACMI in Melbourne, the Toronto Bell Lightbox, The Seoul Museum of Art, and La Cinematheque Française in Paris.

  • Allen Fatimaharan

    Great instructor! Felt I learnt a lot within a month. I could see the improvement in my work and the methods that I use.

  • Hollie Mengert

    Carlos is a wonderful mentor! Not only because of his experience and skill level, but also because he’s very personable and approachable.

  • Adam Waters

    Carlos helped everyone step out their comfort zone and approach new concepts which will have a long lasting effect! A brilliant mentor.