WInter session

session Starts: Jan 18th, 2021 / Registration DEADLINE: Jan 4th, 2021


Daniel López Muñoz

Production Designer / Character Designer / Lighting Art Director
Pixar Animation Studios

Length of Workshop: 12 weeks. Once a week.
Days: Tuesdays starting January 19th, 2021
Time: *SPECIAL TIME* 9am – 12pm pacific time
Tuition: $1,900 (Includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee)
Prerequisite: none


Introduction to Character Design is the first step to getting a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Character Design. This workshops structure and aim is to provide a solid foundation in the design principles at work in great character design. Intro to Character Design is perfect for those who are are interested in designing for animated films or tv.

The Goal of Intro to Character Design is to expose the student to important design principles, and through exercises apply the concepts in their work.


  • Shape/Silhouette

  • Caricature/Abstraction

  • Research

  • Expression

  • Acting/Pose

  • Costuming

  • Proportion


We recommend having a basic drawing level and some experience drawing from life.

*Intro to Character Design is limited to 8 students to allow for maximum individualized focus. We encourage a comfortable, collaborative environment so that students can learn from their own assignments, the critiques of others’, instructor demos, lectures, and guest speakers.