Biography

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.
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Experience

Character Artist

Disney Creative Group / Disney Consumer Products

Glendale, CA · March 2014 – Present

-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

Burbank, Ca · March 2014 – May 2014

Developed concepts and designs of core characters for show in development.

Animator

WayForward Technologies

Santa Clarita, CA · November 2013 – March 2014

Digital 2D Animator for two video games. Roughed out key poses, animated and inbetweened. Play tested rough animation.

2D Animator freelance

Disney Consumer Products

Glendale · May 2013 – July 2013

“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.

Character Designer

Bento Box Entertainment

Burbank, CA · March 2013 – April 2013

Designed characters for an animated show in development.

Character Designer

Disney Consumer Products / Barneys New York

Glendale, CA · June 2012 – June 2012

-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

· April 2011 – October 2011

I was part of a multi-disciplinary Think Tank tasked with developing new I.P for the Company.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Character Animation

California Institute of the Arts

Santa Clarita, CA · 2005 – 2009

Awards
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
Exhibitions
2017 Fan Alley Artist Lodge (Group Show), Odd Fellows Lodge, Anaheim, CA
Exhibiting Artist
2017 Fan Alley Ground Zero Animation Expo (Group Show), Odd Fellows Lodge, Anaheim, CA
Exhibiting Artist
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.
Clients

The Walt Disney Company Bento Box Entertainment WayForward Technologies Street Virus Heredia Designs Big Picture Group

Specialties

character design, illustration, caricature, logo design, typography, character art, vector illustration, cartoons, sketches

Skills

drawing, character design, illustration, adobe illustration, adobe photoshop

Elsewhere