Louis Henry Mitchell

As Creative Director of Character Design, Louis Henry Mitchell directs and oversees all aspects of character art for Sesame Workshop, from designing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons to directing Sesame Street Muppet photo shoots.  Louis launched his career at Sesame Workshop as a freelancer in 1992, and steadily worked his way up to become the keeper of the heart and soul of all the beloved Sesame Street characters.  He brings his passion, joy and artistry to everything he touches.  Among the skills he uses to accomplish his work are drawing, painting, and sculpting, and he creates and art directs in traditional and digital media. Most recently, Louis designed the highly celebrated new Sesame Street Autism  Muppet, Julia. Louis attended The School of Visual Arts, and The Art Students League.