Todd White is a compulsive observer of people and their body language, particularly faces and features. He spends his life people-watching observing detail, then making sketches (often on napkins or tablecloths) as ideas for his next work. Hands are a focal point, as tiny gestures can amplify an actor’s performance. ”Everyone’s hands are full of personality,”‘ says Todd, “They reflect the subject’s state of mind almost as much as facial expressions.”
Whilst working in Hollywood on animation, he was part of the team who developed the international hit cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants. Chosen as the Official Artist of the GRAMMY® Awards in 2007. In 2009, he was invited by Warner Bros. to contribute to a major design exhibition celebrating the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. In 2011 Todd was awarded the Diana Princess of Wales Gold Medal and is the only American to be honoured with this Award.