Nate Wragg

Character Designer

Nate Wragg was born in Davis, CA in 1983. 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. Since then, Wragg has gone on to work as an illustrator and designer on various projects-including Ratatouille, Toy Story 3 and Puss in Boots. He was one of the primary character designers on the Pixar Feature 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.


Credits: Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, Puss in Boots

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  • RatBand001.jpg
  • MyTotoro.jpg

Best CGMA class I've taken. The assignments were a lot of fun and the talent level was inspiring. Nate does a great job picking specific things to focus on, awesome artists and styles, and clearly explaining his thought process so we always knew how to best complete the homework. This might be the first class I've taken where most of the students participated and were turning in consistently stellar work.  

Michelle L., Student

I've learned just about everything I know from Nate.  

Will G., Student

Meet your Instructor

Class Demo

Nate Wragg

Character Designer

Nate Wragg was born in Davis, CA in 1983. 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. Since then, Wragg has gone on to work as an illustrator and designer on various projects-including Ratatouille, Toy Story 3 and Puss in Boots. He was one of the primary character designers on the Pixar Feature 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.


Credits: Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, Puss in Boots

  • AdventuresInAutumn.jpg
  • RatBand001.jpg
  • MyTotoro.jpg

Meet your Instructor

Class Demo

Best CGMA class I've taken. The assignments were a lot of fun and the talent level was inspiring. Nate does a great job picking specific things to focus on, awesome artists and styles, and clearly explaining his thought process so we always knew how to best complete the homework. This might be the first class I've taken where most of the students participated and were turning in consistently stellar work.  

Michelle L., Student

I've learned just about everything I know from Nate.  

Will G., Student

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