Character Designer // CTN eXpo
Chris Oatley transitioned from his role as a full-time Character Designer at DisneyToon Studios to work as a freelance Character Designer & Visual Development Artist so he can devote more time and energy in pursuit of his passion for teaching.
Chris opened the virtual doors of The Oatley Academy Of Concept Art & Illustration at ChrisOatley.com and the response from his students has been overwhelmingly positive.
“This is NOT your average art class! Great information from Chris and everyone is really digging the experience and THAT is really exciting!!!”-Kevin Scarborough
“This is too awesome – the bar for online classes is going to be set HIGH.”-Sula Moon
“Chris gives top-quality instruction in an incredibly clear and applicable way, without fail.”-Michael Damboldt
Along with IDW published creator Lora Innes, Chris co-hosts The Paper Wings Podcast. The show helps indie comics creators tell engaging, visual stories and make a living from their creator-owned content.
Chris has contributed artistically to various animated films, television shows, video games and music videos for companies such as Disney, Sony, Universal, The Weinstein Company, Activision and Geffen Records.
He currently lives in Burbank, California with his wife Angie and their dachshund Sydney.