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Nicolas Villarreal Visual Development Artist

Nicolas Villarreal Visual Development Artist

Title: The Making of Pasteurized – with Private Screening

Description: The making of a short film.

Nicolás P.Villarreal was born and raised in La Plata, Argentina. He studied at the Escuela of Animacion y Cinematografía de Avellaneda where he earned a degree in 2d Animation. While studying animation he was taken under the wing of Miguel Alzugaray, a well-known fine artist from Argentina. He continued studying animation and fine art painting until he entered the Master’s Program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  Nicolás graduated with honors in the Spring of 2002, and since then he has been working as a 2D animator, character designer, sculptor and Visual Development artist for Films and Video Games including The Walt Disney Studios. He also wrote and illustrated his own Children’s book called “The Aces”.

Currently, Nicolás works as a freelance designer and teaches for the Animation Department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  He he lives in San Francisco, California., where aside from drawing and painting he also enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his friends.

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