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Updated January 10, 2018 14.9k views 96 items

List of famous character designers, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hard working character designers are an integral part of every film set. An often under appreciated job, any film would not be able to hit the big screen without the help of a good character designer. This list includes examples of famous or notable character designers from some of the best films ever to hit the silver screen. Whereas most people ask the question, "What is a character designer?" this list informs the reader as to who some of the best character designers are, as well as information like their year of birth and more.

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Aaron Sims
Aaron Sims is a film producer, a film director and a film crewmember of the Art Department, the Special Effects Department and the Visual Effects Department.
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Adam T. Talbott
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Albert Hurter
Albert Hurter is a film character designer.
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Allen Battino
Allen Battino is a film art director.
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Anne Marie Bardwell
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Age 50 from Columbus, Georgia, United States of America
Ash Brannon (born July 19, 1969), is an American animator, writer and director. He was a story artist and directing animator on Toy Story and co-director on Toy Story 2. Besides working at Pixar ...more
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Barry Reynolds
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Eric "Bibo" Bergeron is a French animator and film director. His work includes The Road to El Dorado, Shark Tale and A Monster in Paris. Bergeron has served as animator on films like ...more
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Brian Jowers
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Age 84 from Billings, Montana, United States of America
William Everett "Bud" Luckey (July 28, 1934 – February 24, 2018) was an American animator, cartoonist, singer, musician, designer, composer, artist and voice actor. He worked at the ...more
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Carlos Grangel Age 56 from Barcelona, Spain
Carlos Grangel (born 1963 in Barcelona) is a Spanish-born character designer for animated films.
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Carol Koch is a sculptor and cosmetic finisher.
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Carolina Cuenca
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Carter Goodrich
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Chen-Yi Chang
Chen-Yi Chang is a character designer
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Chris Reccardi is a screenwriter and television director.
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Christian Cunningham
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Christophe Lautrette is a film art director and production designer.
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Colin Brady is an American animator and film director. He graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), has worked as lead animator, animation director, supervising animator and ...more
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Colin Fix
Colin Fix is a film crew member.
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Damon Bard
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Dan Haskett
Dan Haskett is a veteran animator who designed the character Belle for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as well as Ariel for The Little Mermaid and Tod as an adult for The Fox and the Hound. ...more
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Dec. at 36 (1969-2005) from Montreal, Canada
Dan Lee (May 19, 1969 – January 15, 2005) was a Canadian animator, best known as the creator of the title character from Finding Nemo.
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Darek Gogol