Luc Desmarchelier

Illustrator, Designer, Art Director and Production Designer

Born and raised in Lyon, France, Luc started drawing and painting at an early age. When it became obvious that his first choice of being a soccer player was an unlikely option, he decided to become an artist instead -- to the horror of his parents. Luc attended The School of Applied Arts, La Martinière, and graduated in 1984, after which he worked as an illustrator and eventually a director in advertising. In 1990, Luc became a background artist on animated movies in Paris and London. He later moved to California where he served as art director at Amblimation and Dreamworks. As art director, visual development artist and production designer, Luc has worked on a large number of films, both animated and live-action. In 2011, Luc started as an associate professor at Laguna College of Art & Design, teaching visual development and illustration classes. He continues to work as a freelance designer and concept artist while pursuing his interests in fine art and photography. Luc lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three kids.



The Prince of Egypt

The Cat in the Hat


Corpse Bride

Open Season

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Hotel Transylvania