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Inside the Imagination of Carlos Grangel

If the above video does not play click here: http://vimeo.com/38673364 Filmed on location at CTNX 2011 Carlos Grangel is a Spanish-born character designer for animated films. Carlos started as a character designer at Amblimation-Universal Pictures in London, and worked on “We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story” and “Balto”.In 1995 he started designing characters for DreamWorks movies [...]

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Welcome to the World of Character Designer Carlos Grangel

Welcome to the World of Character Designer Carlos Grangel

The Creative Talent Network is proud to announce the exclusive appearance of amazing character designer and independent CAO (Chief Artist Officer) and entrepreneur Carlos Grangel. Carlos started as a character designer at Amblimation-Universal Pictures in London, and worked on “We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story” and “Balto”.In 1995 he started designing characters for DreamWorks movies “The [...]

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Fleet Street Scandal

Fleet Street Scandal

FLEET STREET SCANDAL was created in 2006 by Kevin Dart and Chris Turnham. Both artists share a common desire to create high quality printed material and artthat would look great on the wall. Since opening, Fleet Street has shipped prints across the globe, published two hit books, Fleet Street Scandal: A Collection and Seductive Espionage: [...]

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Two in One Interview: NY Illustrators – Character Designers

Title: Two in One Interview: NY Illustrators – Character Designers Presented by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45min Filmed in November 2010 Moderator Jill Culton Originally from Ventura, California, Jill Culton is a graduate from the California Institute of the Arts where she was one of only five women in the character animation class of [...]

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Patrick Morgan Ed Acosta Taesoo Kim

Patrick Morgan Ed Acosta Taesoo Kim

PATRICK MORGAN is a Detroit, Michigan native who initially moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career as a bass player.  His “other” passion of drawing enabled him to make his way into the animation industry to help him pay the bills.  He began his career as an illustrator working for Disney, Warner Bros, [...]

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Ctrl-Zs

Ctrl-Zs

The Ctrl-Zs are a collective of friends and artists who work in the Flash Animation industry. Collectively, they have worked on animated shows for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, HBO, MTV, and more. Organized by Daisy Church of Girls Drawin Girls, The Ctrl-Zs are a group of like-minded artists that help promote each other and market their [...]

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Designing from a Distance

Title:Designing from a Distance Sponsored by Animation Magazine CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Aug 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=25 ] Moderator Sue Nichols “For years, Sue Nichols has been one of the best vis dev and storyboard people in the business, having helped to create some of Disney’s greatest animated motion pictures of the [...]

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Carter Goodrich Illustrator Character Designer

Carter Goodrich Illustrator Character Designer

Acclaimed artist and Annie Award winner Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and has worked as a character designer on many beloved animated films, including  Ratatouille; Monsters, Inc.; Finding Nemo; and the latest being Despicable Me as well as many animation feature films from Pixar, DreamWorks Animaton and Walt Disney Studios. He is [...]

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Ovi Nedelcu Character Designer

Ovi Nedelcu Character Designer

Ovi was born in Romania, in 1979. He was one year old when his dad escaped communism and ran for the border. After reaching America, he flew his family and Ovi to New York, then to Chicago, then to Arizona, then to LA, then finally to Sacramento. Ovi llater attended school at the academy of [...]

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Character Designers Creating Identities

Title: Character Designers: Creating Identities Length 45 min Filmed on November 2010 Sponsored by the Creative Talent Network Description: Join feature film creators Chen Yi-Chang, Joe Moshier and Jean Gillmore together in this rare appearance outside the large studio walls while they share their passion for “creating identities”. There are reasons why Feature Film character [...]

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Marceline Tanguay and Zaruhi  Galstian

Marceline Tanguay and Zaruhi Galstian

Marceline Tanguay grew up on the French island of Montreal before getting her training in Toronto. Beginning her professional career she worked as a character design intern on Toy Story 3 at Pixar Animation Studios. She later moved to New York City to join the art department at Blue Sky Studios on their upcoming films, [...]

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John Loter Character Designer Disney

John Loter Character Designer Disney

John Loter and Shelley Loter are both former Creative Directors from Disney Consumer Products. They work together as Loter, Inc., an independent creative studio with experience in product design & development, book design & illustration, animation, character design, video game development, comics, graphic design, packaging design, and retail/branding development. Loter, Inc. has contributed to the [...]

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Rik Maki Character Designer

Rik Maki Character Designer

Rik Maki has been creating character designs for every feature animated film from Lion King to most recently Princess and the Frog. He ahs created designs for BlueSky Studios, Laika, Sony and is the owner of Grumpy Pants Productions happily serving the animation community for 32 years. More work by Rik Maki can be seen [...]

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Enriching Your Art Life by Embracing the Internet: Chris Oatley

Enriching Your Art Life by Embracing the Internet: Chris Oatley

Chris Oatley has worked as a visual development artist and a content creator in the entertainment industries for six years. Chris has worked in visual development on films at Disney and The Weinstein Company. He has developed music videos for Geffen Records and he directed one for EMI. He has also worked in development on [...]

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Michael Daly

Michael Daly

“Michael Daley is an animation artist living in sunny California. He has worked on many television, game, print and design projects in the role of illustrator, animator, designer and art director. See some samples of artwork at http://biocreep.blogspot.com” “Pascal Campion is a French artist living in the Bay area. He’s worked for the past nine [...]

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The Line Kings

Title: The Line Kings: Designers of Animation Sponsored by The Character Design Blog Length 45 min Join us in this rare opportunity when these top designers in the field of animation come together for a round table discussion. Gregg Couch (TBA) Designer from Blue Sky Studios. Jason Deamer Jason Deamer began his career at Pixar [...]

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Bringing Characters to Life in Disney Theme Parks

Title: Bringing Characters to Life in Disney Theme Parks Sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering Length 45 min A panel discussion and overview of what it means to translate Disney characters from film and television to theme parks and attractions.  Panelists from Walt Disney Imagineering will cover the past, present and future of Disney characters in [...]

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Ryan Hungerford Character Designer

Ryan Hungerford Character Designer

Ryan Hungerford was made and raised in the Midwest.  Growing up, he drew in school and got detention..  Then he got detention for drawing in detention.  After High School and all the detention, he still wanted to draw.  So he made his way to the left coast and went to school at the Academy of [...]

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Ben Balistreri Dreamworks Character Designer

Ben Balistreri Dreamworks Character Designer

BEN BALISTRERI  is an Emmy Award winning designer for his work on “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends”.  He’s been nominated for 6 Annie awards for his character designs and storyboards on shows like “Foster’s”, “Danny Phantom”, and “Crash Nebula”.  He’s currently working at DreamWorks as a storyboard artist. I’ll be selling my full color 64 [...]

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