Hi! I'm Ricky De Los Angeles, a character designer and illustrator working in animation, publishing, and consumer products in sunny Los Angeles.
For a more extensive view of my experience, click the LinkedIn link at the bottom.
Disney Creative Group / Disney Consumer Products
-Created Character Artwork for merchandise and product style guides for various Disney/Pixar/Marvel/Lucasfilm IP:
-2D stylizations of characters in a range of styles for classic and current films.
-Produce concept poses and took them from final tight line drawing to final digital paint.
-Received notes from Art Directors/Lead Artists and made revisions accordingly.
-Participating in brainstorm and gag drawing sessions when needed.
-Collaborated on projects from different company segments
Character Designer freelance
Disney Television Animation
Developed concepts and designs of core characters for show in development.
Digital 2D Animator for two video games. Roughed out key poses, animated and inbetweened. Play tested rough animation.
2D Animator freelance
Disney Consumer Products
“Steamboat Willie Redux”
This short is currently playing at the Mickey’s 90th Exhibition in New York City.
-Animated, designed, painted, and composited two scenes
-Shot of the Parrot, sneering at Mickey after he falls down the stairs into a bucket.
-Shot of Mickey coming off the boat to attach electrical plug to robotic cow.
Bento Box Entertainment
Designed characters for an animated show in development.
Disney Consumer Products / Barneys New York
-Developed caricature/character designs for Disney and Barneys' “Electric Holiday” animated short film.
-Tasked with capturing essence of the fashion personalities featured in the film
-Created rough turnaround drawings
Artist Undergraduate Associate
Disney Consumer Products
I was part of a multi-disciplinary Think Tank tasked with developing new I.P for the Company.
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Character Animation
California Institute of the Arts
|2012||Rookie of the Year(Best Newcomer) , International Society of Caricature Artists|
|2012||Best Black and White Technique , International Society of Caricature Artists|
|2012||8th Place out of Top 10 Caricaturists of the Year , International Society of Caricature Artists|
|2017||Fan Alley Artist Lodge (Group Show), Odd Fellows Lodge, Anaheim, CA
|2017||Fan Alley Ground Zero Animation Expo (Group Show), Odd Fellows Lodge, Anaheim, CA
|2017||CTN Road Trip (Group Show), Downtown Burbank Arts Festival, Burbank, CA|
|2016||Fan Alley Artist Lodge (Group Show), Odd Fellows Lodge, Anaheim, CA|
|2015||Don Bluth Tribute Show (Group Show), A Little Known Shop (now Fan Alley), Anaheim, CA|
|2013||'Arrested Development' Tribute Show (Group Show), Great Over Good Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
One of my pieces was featured in the OC Register.
|2013||Red Dot Auction (Group Show), Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Santa Ana, CA
Created art inspired by Chuck Jones' legacy.
|2012||RAW Artists Showcase (Group Show), El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Showcased my art and drew live caricatures of guests.
The Walt Disney Company Bento Box Entertainment WayForward Technologies Street Virus Heredia Designs Big Picture Group
character design, illustration, caricature, logo design, typography, character art, vector illustration, cartoons, sketches
drawing, character design, illustration, adobe illustration, adobe photoshop