Doodle a day keeps Dullness away.
Hi, I'm Gerardo and before going freelance I was an Illustrator, Motion Graphics Artist and Graphic Designer at .99 and at the First Union based in Auckland, New Zealand. An industry veteran with over twenty years experience, I have worked for companies in US, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand - including Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Bauer Publishing, Bubblegum Interactive, Goati.
I have given lectures on the subject of Graphic Design and Digital Illustration at Design conventions at some of the most important Universities in Mexico and taught drawing for over ten years.I have also published two books, one graphic novel and one animated e-Book. Currently, I'm working on my third book, a short animated 2D movie and a mixed media Art Exhibition.
I'm best known for...
Animations for TV Commercials in New Zealand.
Storyboarding and animations for TV series at Cartoon Network (USA, Mexico, New Zealand)
Illustrations for International Magazines, Children's Books and Video Games.
(Australia, Spain Mexico, Europe, New Zealand)
Mural and Blackboard artist at Restaurants and cafes.
(Mexico, New Zealand, Australia)
Graphic designer/ Concept Artist for Urban clothing.
Mediums I know well
Illustration - Art
Honours & awards
2010-2011 National Scholarship from the Mexican Government granted to Creative Artists (Artist Residence)
1997 8th International Place Award at the Competition:
“World Animation Celebration" sponsored by Nickelodeon
1993 1st place award at the Cartoon Contest: “Welcome 93” University of Guadalajara,
2010 El Salvador – Exhibitor at the International Illustration Expo at the “27PM”
2015 / Painting with Light and Color with Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo. (Schoolism - On-line Course)
2011 / Lino-Printing - On-line Course)
2007 / Diploma in Screen printing (Mexico)
2005 / Lito-Printing Course (University of Guadalajara, Mexico)
1998 / Certified in Classic Animation (University of Guadalajara, Mexico)
1991-1997 / Bachelor in Visual Arts (University of Guadalajara, Mexico)