Carter Goodrich is an award-winning illustrator based in Los Angeles, California. He has illustrated for children’s books, magazines and designed characters for animated feature films The Prince of Egypt (1998), Ratatouille (2007), Despicable Me (2010), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Brave (2012) and The Croods (2013). Goodrich is the proud recipient of two Society of Illustrators, New York, Gold Medals and six ASIFA Annie Award nominations, including two wins.
Goodrich Graduate of the Rhode Island School of design. In 1983, he began his career in editorial illustration, sharing a New York studio space with fellow illustrator, Buck Lewis. Working for publications Time, GQ, Playboy and Connoisseur. To date, he has also illustrated seventeen published covers for The New Yorker.
In addition to his editorial work, Goodrich has written and illustrated six books A Creature Was Stirring (2006), The Hermit Crab (2009), Say Hello to Zorro (2011), Zorro Gets an Outfit (2012), Mister Bud Wears The Cone (2014), and most recently, We Forgot Brock! (2015). Goodrich children’s book work has won two Junior Library Guild awards in the “author/illustrator” category, the first in 2009 for The Hermit Crab and again in 2012 for Zorro Gets an Outfit.
Goodrich first foray into animation came in 1995, as the lead character designer for DreamWorks’ Prince of Egypt. He went on to work on a host of brilliant and blockbusting features for DreamWorks, Pixar and Sony Pictures Animation. His work on Ratatouille earned him the 2007 ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award for best “Character Design in an Animated Feature.” A few years later, in 2014, The CROODS also won ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award for best “Character Design in an Animated Feature.”
Most recently, Goodrich was lead character designer for the upcoming animated film Animal Crackers. It will be directed by Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft. It has a host of stars voicing the character including Emily Blunt, Sylvester Stallone, Sir Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito and Patrick Warburton. You can find out more on the official Facebook page.