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 and raised in the small town of Davis, California. 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. Nate got his start at Pixar working as a vis dev artist on Ratatouille. He also served as one of the primary character designers on 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. After Toy Story 3, Nate made the move to DreamWorks and has Production Designed several films including : Captain Underpants : The First Epic Movie, The Croods : A New Age, and Puss in Boots : The Last Wish.  Nate is currently working as the Production Designer on the upcoming DreamWorks film Dog Man.

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
    fall term registration
    Jul 25, 2022 - Oct 11, 2022
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    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
    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.