instructor profiles Nate Wragg
Noted for his lively, whimsical style.
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. Most recently he was the Production Designer on Captain Underpants.
Marie Braner / Fall 2017
Nate Wragg was very kind and provided us with very helpful critique!
John Steventon / Fall 2017
Nate Wragg continued to impress me with his knowledge of the material, and the skills he displayed in demos and in the Q&S! He really knows his stuff, and the fact that he is willing to share that knowledge with us is really great. He is also open and honest about the industry, and what we will face when we get there. Honestly, I feel honored to have studied with him, and hope to work with him in the future.
Devere Wint / Fall 2017
The course content is broken down structurally so that it allowed for nice linear progression and growth. I am leaving with a better understanding of character design.
Melis Malatani / Fall 2017
Really enjoy Nate Wragg's approach to teaching online, it felt authentic, and really helpful. This was my second course with him instructing, both times were equally great.
Lauren Chaikin / Summer 2017
I genuinely feel like my skills are becoming competitive for the animation design job market
Melis Malatani / Summer 2017
Great instructor. An online course can be very detached from the real experience of a classroom, however Nate, really engaged us as students, through his lectures, and fast and useful critique, which made the whole experience more effective and real.
Kate Dmitrieva / Summer 2017
Nate is a great instructor with very professional approach. Many thanks for his thorough feedbacks and always being there to help.
Amber Kenneson / Summer 2017
Nate is one of the best instructors I have ever had--he communicates concepts in a very clear way that is easy to understand and put into practice. His feedback is always very specific, and he communicates both what IS working and what is NOT working--and as a result gives students a clear path forward in their work.
Seven Jones / Summer 2017
Nate Wragg is simply one of the absolute best teachers I've ever had.
Amber Kenneson / Spring 2017
Nate is one of the best instructors I've ever had! The way he explains and demonstrates things is so clear--he makes it easy for students to implement what he is teaching into their own work. I know my own work improved by leaps and bounds over the course of just 8 weeks, and I saw improvement in the work of my fellow students as well! Basically, I loved everything about Nate's course.
Seven Jones / Spring 2017
Nate is simply one of the best teachers I've ever had.
Mary Highstreet / Spring 2017
Fantastic class! Nate is a great teacher and an incredible resource, I'm so thankful for his dedication to teaching!!
Bukela Campbell / Winter 2017
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
Tegan Clancy / Winter 2017
Like how clear and constructive the feedback is.