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Eric Guillon is a French storyboard artist, designer and art director. He is the art director of the Despicable Me series and also the creator and designer of Minions.

Early life and career[]

Guillon started out studying application arts and worked in advertising for five years. He began working as a designer with Fantôme Animation for six years, on the series Insektors as well as the other projects.

Guillon have been working with Illumination Entertainment for over five years. He said in an interview: "It's an exciting adventure for me since I had never worked with an American team before."[1]

Personal life[]

Guillon has been living in Los Angeles with his wife and children for over a year.

Feature Film Filmography[]

Year Film Position Company
2010 Despicable Me Art Director Illumination Entertainment
2012 The Lorax Art Director/Character Designer
2013 Despicable Me 2 Production Designer/Character Designer
2015 Minions
2016 The Secret Life of Pets
2017 Despicable Me 3 Co-Director/Character Designer
2018 The Grinch Character Designer
2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2
2021 Sing 2
2022 Minions: The Rise of Gru

Animated Shorts Filmography[]

Year Film Position Company
2010 Home Makeover Character Designer Illumination Entertainment
Orientation Day
2011 Brad & Gary Production Designer