CHRIS SASAKI is an animation art director and illustrator living in Oakland, California. Currently, Chris is art directing and developing an original project at Tonko House. He’s worked at Pixar Animation Studios and has designed characters for Monsters University (2013)  Inside Out (2015), and production designed Sanjay’s Super Team (2015). Some of his other past clients include LAIKA Entertainment, Blue Sky Studios, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks, Red Cap Greeting Cards, and Jim Henson Studios. His work has been featured at Gallery Nucleus, on Cartoon Brew, New York Times, and in the Society of Illustrators yearly annual. In 2016, Chris made his first venture into illustrated books with a short story collection for young adults entitled GHOST

Literary representation by Kirsten Hall of Catbird Agency.



DePaul Magazine - Meet a Pixar Character Artist
New York Times - How Pixar Developed ‘Art’ for ‘Monsters University’
Red Cap Cards - Artist Spotlight




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