Ricardo De Los Angeles | Elance
Last Sign-in: Oct 27, 2013

Ricardo De Los Angeles

Character Design, Illustration, Caricature
   United States
  |   Los Angeles, CA


I'm a character designer, illustrator, and caricature artist based in Los Angeles, Ca. I graduated from the CalArts Character Animation program in 2009, and worked various positions in the animation and illustration worlds.

In 2011, I was a principle illustrator in Disney's Blue Sky Think Tank, and shortly after I worked with Big Picture Group on an animated education series, as well returning to Disney to help character design the animated short, “Electric Holiday” (Disney’s collaboration with Barneys New York). Most recently, I've worked on projects for Brandiose, Street-Virus, and Bento Box, which include character art, expressions, poses, and children's book illustration.

I was practically born with a pencil in hand. I'm very passionate and I love what I do, I enjoy working on great projects, and love leaving my clients super satisfied with high-quality work in a timely fashion.

Let me create for you!

-Ricardo De Los Angeles
Cartoonist & Animator

Service Description
I specialize in the following:

Character Design/Mascots
Illustration (traditional, digital)
Spot Illustration
Logo Design
Line Art

including but not limited to: greeting cards, publications, web art, banner designs, book illustration, and animation.

California Institute of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Character Animation
2005 - 2009
Disney Consumer Products
Character Designer Freelane
2012 - 2012
-Develop caricature/character designs for Disney's and Barneys' "Electric Holiday" animated short film that will feature fashion personalities like Suzy Menkes, Alber Elbaz, Steven Meisel, Franca Sozzani, Bridget Foley, Glenda Bailey, Carine Roitfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmanuelle Alt and BryanBoy.
Mosaic Sales Solutions
Digital Caricature Artist
2012 - 2012
Entertain and draw digital caricatures of customers using the new Samsung Galaxy Note with S Pen while promoting the product.
Big Picture Group
Illustrator Freelance
2012 - 2012
Illustrator at award-winning ad agency. Based off a set script, I conceptualized, created and prepared illustrations/iconography to be animation ready for the After Effects Artist. Did revisions on artwork guided by notes from the Art Director and Project Manager. Work in conjunction with the After Affects Artist to ensure consistency and continuity of artwork. Packaged up illustration assets for final delivery.
The Walt Disney Company
Think Tank: Artist Undergraduate Associate
2011 - 2011
Part of a cross-disciplinary team of undergraduate associates challenged to develop new Intellectual/Creative Property ideas. Developed concepts that were pitched weekly to senior executive team. Also experienced opportunities to pitch concepts to the Chairman and his Executive team for greenlight consideration. Responsibilities: -Storyboarded, designed, built sets, and animated three 30 second stop-motion videos to promote product in Disney Stores. -Designed, animated, and composited a 2D segment for a special project. -Storyboarded, designed backgrounds, and puppeteered on a video to launch new girl franchise. -Character designer and Illustrator on social media project. -Worked with Character Artists to clean-up and produce overlays for Disney characters. -Puppeteered for opening of internal interview video. -Created dozens of logo exploration sketches for new brand. Also assisted in designing and assembling a 'show Bible.' -Actively participated in brainstorm sessions with other lines of business and Think Tank team.
Mariposa Pictures
2d Character Animator
2011 - 2011
Animated 4 scenes of "Rooster" character for independent live action/animated film.
Health and Harmony Media
2010 - 2010
Created still illustrations that were used in a documentary.
2d Character Animator
2010 - 2010
Traditionally animated "Rat" character for one scene in Documentary.
Stretch Media
2010 - 2010
-Created storyboard panels for a commercial pitch. -Created multiple concepts for a logo design and executed final design. -Created multiple designs for a mascot for a pitch to the Page Museum.
Payment Terms
Payment Terms: Flexible

Ricardo De Los Angeles | Elance

Ricardo De Los Angeles