Art Director // Armand Baltazar Studios
Armand S. Baltazar was born 1967 in Chicago’s North Side, not far from the famed Wrigley Field. Always keen on drawing and painting at an early age, his parents encouraged his talents with trips to the Art Institute of Chicago. His quest to grow as an artist led him to California to attend the Art Center College of Design. Here he would discover a passion for narrative illustration and design, or to put simply story telling with pictures. This love for vsisual storytelling would lead him into film.
Armand began his film career with DreamWorks SKG Animation as a Background Painter and Visual Development Artist, then later with Walt Disney Feature Animation and Image Movers Digital.
Armand works in both film and fine art, exhibiting in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco. He occasionally teaches and speaks at universities around the country.
Credits Include: The Prince of Egypt, The Road to Eldorado, Spirit Stallion of the Cimmaron, Sinbad, Shark Tale, Flushed Away, The Bee Movie, Princess and the Frog, A Christmas Carol, and Cars 2 and Brave.
Panel: The Value of Personal Work in the Studio System
Moderator: Carol Police, Ryan Woodward
Art Director Noah Klocek
Art Director Armand Baltazar
Story Sketch Artist John Nevarez