About Taylor Krahenbuhl
Taylor Krahenbuhl received a talent scholarship from Brigham Young University in 2005 to become part of their newly formed animation program, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in animation. Upon graduating Taylor worked as a story artist in the talent development program at Walt Disney Feature Animation. Taylor has worked as a concept designer for Disney Interactive, EA’s PopCap Games, and ArenaNet. He has also previously worked for Paramount, Duncan Studios, Blue Sky, and Reel FX as a character designer. In 2015 Taylor was asked to come aid in the development for the new “Tangled, Before Ever After” series for Disney TV, which is where he is now working. Taylor has been lucky enough over the last ten years to develop his skills as a designer and story-teller in the gaming, TV, and feature animation industries.
My background in the entertainment industry revolves around character design. I have been fortunate enough to learn from countless friends and artists in the business that understand the importance of creating relevant characters through relatable personalities, engaging stories, and a mastery of draftsmanship and painting. The entertainment industry requires artists to be chameleons of style. My goal as a mentor will be to share with the artists a road map on how to approach character designs in a fast paced industry that requires a consistent amount of creative inspiration from its artists. My focus specifically for this mentorship would revolve around a sketchbook/traditional drawing, digital painting, and research for character design.
Ideal Mentee: I want to work with a committed, hard-working artist that is willing to stretch him/herself in the world of character design.
10-Week Plan: Dependent upon the artist and specific needs -the working plan will be structured around character design styles, keeping a sketchbook, and interjecting personality and story to your character design assignments. Each phase will be divided evenly over the ten week period.
Maximum Number of Mentees: 1
Maximum Distance: International
Language(s): English only
Preferred Meeting Times: Week nights
To apply to become Taylor’s mentee, click here.