Terryl Whitlatch

Terryl Whitlatch

Creature Artist

Terryl Whitlatch is considered to be one of the top creature designers and animal anatomists working in the field today. In a career spanning over 25 years, Terryl has many projects to her credit, including Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars:The Special Edition, Jumanji 1 and 2, Men in Black, Brother Bear, Dragonheart, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Curious George, The Polar Express, The Princess of Mars, Zafari, and Beowulf, to name a few. Clients include Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm, Ltd., Pixar, Talking Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation, PDI, EA, LucasArts, Chronicle Books, Simon and Schuster, and various zoos and natural history museums. Terryl is also the author of two books, “The Wildlife of Star Wars” and “The Katurran Odyssey”, volume one of a forthcoming series “The Katurran Trilogy”. In addition Terryl is involved with several other book and film concepts, as well as teaching Creature Design and Construction/Anatomy at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

  • "Terryl's abilty to carry over realistic characteristics and personality in her creation of fantastic creatures has led top directors like George Lucas to seek her out. Her process leads to original and convincing creatures and her tutorials will be an invaluable resource."

    - Jay Hawkins
    Lead Concept Artist Epic Games