Carter Goodrich is an illustrator, with his work appearing in books and on magazines, as well as a character designer for animated films. Goodrich's designs have appeared in Open Season, Finding Nemo, and Despicable Me on which he was the lead character designer. I love the textured values in his pencil drawings and illustrations. His characters are overflowing with personality and attitude. In the case of Despicable Me, I didn't really appreciate the character designs (outside of Gru) until I saw his sketches.