Cesar Dacol Jr. Creature Art Director

Cesar Dacol joined SpinVFX in 2016 as a Concept Supervisor.

Cesar has been bringing creatures and characters to life for over 20 years. He started his career in the makeup effects industry and transitioned to CG in the mid 90s.

His passion for his craft is infectious. Along with his ultra-talented Creature team, Cesar has cultivated a culture of innovation and creative synergy between departments, and the practical effects side of the film and TV industry.

From designing the hero dinosaur, Gigantasaurus, in Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), to the werewolves in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), Cesar has carved a path in feature films such as 300 (2006), The Incredible Hulk (2008) Happy Feet 2 (2011), Fantastic Four (2015), Zombieland 2: Double Tap (2019), and Vincenzo Natali’s In the Tall Grass (2019).

Cesar’s creature design work can also be seen Stranger Things 3 (Netflix), The Umbrella Academy S1 and S2 (Netflix), Nightflyers (Syfy/Netflix) – which earned a 2018 VES nomination for the creature “Eris”- Lovecraft Country (HBO), Raised by Wolves (HBO), and The Expanse (Amazon Prime).

Cesar is a dedicated father to his 3 equally creative kids. Fun fact: Cesar’s son, Jordan, starred as one of the actors that played the creature Cesar designed for season 3 of The Expanse!