Chris Sasaki is an Annie Award-winning character designer. He works at Pixar Animation Studios and has designed characters for Monsters University (2013) and Inside Out (2015).
Sasaki was doodling from a young age. Spending hours drawing with his grandfather, who was an architect and constant source of encouragement. Knowing that he wanted to study animation, Sasaki applied to CalArts but did not get accepted. This fortunately lead him to attend Woodbury University, where he was surrounded by inspiring tutors and students.