9 character designers you need to know

Even if you've never thought about it consciously before, you could probably rattle off a list of your favourite character designs. You probably discovered most of these as a child, through films, TV or children's books, but that doesn't mean there aren't more character designs, or designers, to discover as an adult.

Pictoplasma celebrates contemporary character design through conferences, festivals, events and more. Here, we asked one of its founders, Lars Denicke, to reveal who he thinks are the most influential character designers from the conference's history. The following is a list of nine top character designers you really should know about. 

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Lars is co-founder of the world’s largest character design festival, Pictoplasma.