FRANÇOIS AUDOUY was born in the south of France and raised in a small town north of Los Angeles, where his passion for movies grew from regular visits to the "Towne Theater" that showed one film a week on its single screen. 

François started his career path as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer, contributing to the designs of dozens of films over the past 20 years, including "Men in Black 1 & 2," "Primary Colors," "Wild, Wild West," "Minority Report," "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," and "Zodiac." 

François left his mark on iconic brands—designing the Wonka bars and Golden Ticket in Tim Burton's "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory," Daily Planet covers for the first three Spider-Man films, and also the MIB logo used across the "Men in Black" franchise.   

He gradually transitioned to art direction—on tentpole films such as "Green Lantern," "Watchmen," "Transformers," "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory," "The Terminal," and "Spider-Man." 

As Production Designer, François designed the films "Dracula Untold" directed by Gary Shore,  "The Wolverine" directed by James Mangold and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Most recently, he re-teamed with James Mangold to design 2017's blockbuster "Logan," which has been called "one of the best superhero films of all time."

Between Production Design projects, he occasionally creates conceptual illustrations during the development phases of specialty film projects, such as "Avatar" and "Jurassic World."

He lives with his wife and two daughters in Los Angeles, California.

François’ enthusiasm was incredible and he was willing to take risks. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” was not a big budget movie, but it was a huge undertaking. I studied to be a Production Designer so I understand what was involved. The project was risky, challenging, but he never made a mistake. He is really brave, and that helped us enormously. What he did was truly unbelievable.
— Timur Bekmambetov
Photo by Jasin Boland.

Photo by Jasin Boland.