I'm Ricky De Los Angeles (yup, that is indeed my real last name). Currently, I’m at Disney drawing their characters on cool merch. Before that, I was a nomadic caricaturist. In 2017, I illustrated my first book, Disney/Pixar's 'Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes,' which has a ton of stickers in the back, if you're a stickers kind a person.

I love creating characters and stories for animation, illustration, and picture books. I would love to hear from you if you have a project in mind I can help with. I especially love the adventurous discovery phase of a project, idea, or product. Love it!

In my free time, I bike by the L.A. River in search of new sights and coffee.


Character Artist

Disney Products, Games, and Publishing

Glendale, CA · March 2014 – Present

Character Designer - freelance

Disney Television Animation

Glendale, CA · March 2014 – March 2014

2D Animator

WayForward Technologies

Santa Clarita, CA · Nov 2013 – Mar 2014

Storyboard Artist / 2D Animator - freelance

Heredia Designs

Santa Clarita, CA · Oct 2013 – Nov 2013

Caricature Artist

The California Boys

State Fairs · Aug 2013 – Sept 2013

2D Animator

Walt Disney Co.

Glendale, CA · May 2013 – July 2013

Animator on short film, "Steamboat Willie Redux"

Character Designer - part time

Bento Box Entertainment

Mar 2013 – Apr 2013


Bachelor of Fine Arts: Character Animation

California Institute of the Arts

Santa Clarita, CA · 2005 – 2009

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
2020 Heartwork (Group / Auction), TargetHouse, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
2020 WonderPets 2 (Group), Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, Eagle Rock, CA
A pet centered art show where proceeds were donated to benefit HomeDog LA.
2019 WonderPets (Group), Leanna Linn’s Wonderland, Eagle Rock, CA
A pet centered art show where proceeds were donated to benefit HomeDog LA.
2018 Doggy Pile: A Deck of Dapper Dogs Show (Group), Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
2018 Dames: A Visual Tribute To The Women Who Inspire Us (Group), Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, Eagle Rock, CA
2018 Ground Zero Animation Expo, Boys and Girls Club, Stanton, CA
Workshop Presenter
2015 Don Bluth Tribute Show, A Little Known Shop (now Fan Alley), Anaheim, CA
2013 ‘Arrested Development’ Tribute Show (Group), Great Over Good Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2013 Red Dot Auction (Group), Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Santa Ana, CA
2012 RAW Artists Showcase, El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show

Bento Box Entertainment Disney Consumer Products Disney Television Animation Street Virus Heredia Designs House of Cool Studios


character design, visual development, illustration, caricature, mascot design, picture book illustration, editorial illustration, story development


adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, procreate, inkscape