“I was born in Mexico City in 1975 and I have liked drawing and developing graphic stories since early childhood. I graduated as graphic designer in 1998, but started working very early (14 years old), illustrating for music magazines, children books and designing characters for companies.
My first foray into animation was in 1997 working for a studio as an animation assistant and storyboard artist in the development of TV commercials. From 2000 to 2001 I studied classical animation in Vancouver and once back in Mexico I worked for two big studios, developing feature films and TV series.
From 2003 to 2005 I had the chance to direct Imaginum, a feature film that was released in 81 movie theaters all around Mexico and 42 movie theaters in Latin America, Spain and Canada.
In 2005 I developed the pilot and directed the first 6 episodes of a very popular series in Mexico “El Chavo Animado” that resulted in 7 successful seasons.
I have been working independently since 2006 and moved to the Netherlands in the summer of 2016 where I have had the chance to develop the album art for Los Paja Brava (a Rotterdam band) and animatics for Ka-Ching Cartoons, also in Rotterdam. At the beginning of 2017 I moved to Nijmegen where I have had the chance to meet great animators who I look forward to interacting with in the future.
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