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© Carlos Varona 2011
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A passionate, hard working Senior Animator and Character Artist with wide command of animation, both stylized and realistic. Highly experienced with 3D character creation and the development process. An excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills who enjoys collaborating with fellow team members to achieve the best product.


  • Excellent capabilities with MAYA (12 yrs). Wide command in modelling, texturing, rigging and animation on video games, TV and cinema
  • Experienced with Photoshop (19 yrs), After effects (17 yrs), Illustrator (15 yrs) and Zbrush (2 yrs)
  • Very good at facilitating asset pipelines
  • Experience directing mocap sessions and processing mocap data
  • Good knowledge of Film Language
  • Constantly studying and practicing new tools and techniques in my own time



Project SkunkTasks Productions (London, UK) September 2010 to present

    • Character Artist / Animator - Spot Kick Hero

Atractive Games Ltd. (Croydon, UK) March to July 2010

    • Environment Artist - Driver San Francisco (Reflection Studios / Ubisoft)

DR Studios (Milton Keynes, UK) 2006 to 2010

    • Art Manager - Train2game online Courses

    • Senior Character Artist/Animator and later Art Manager - High School Dreams (Wii, PC and DS)

    • Senior Character Artist/Animator - Hospital Tycoon (PC)


Freelancing (San Sebastian, Spain) 2005-2006

    • Character Artist and Animator - Mux and Visual Art (San Sebastian) and Silver Space (Vitoria) and developing my own short animated film, The Little Devil, Sick of Eternity


Ametsak Factory (San Sebastian, Spain) 2003-2004

    • Maya teacher and Lead Artist


Freelancing (San Sebastian, Spain) 2005-2006

    • Architectural visualisation, character creation and animation – Mux and Visual Art (San Sebastian) and Silver Space (Vitoria)


Factoria Cinematica (Pamplona, Spain) 1999-2001

    • Lead Animator / Modeller - TV, animated series and cinema

Lotura Films (San Sebastian, Spain) 1994-1998

  • Composition, post-production and special effects for traditional animation TV series and feature films, including The Spell of the South, Crab Island (Goya award to the best Spanish Animation Feature Film 2001) and Ahmed, Prince of Alhambra


Digital Dreams Films (San Sebastian, Spain) July - August 2003
Master in Animation for TV Series on Maya 5. Two months.

Ars Animacion (Madrid, Spain) March 2003
3D Master class given by Kyle Balda (Animation Director of Toy Story II); advanced seminar about 3D character animation technique, five days.

Animation Technologies International Forum
Cartoon Master (Angouleme, France) November 2002
Animation Professional Conferences: production, co-production, and techniques. 3 days.

Sintesys School (San Sebastian, Spain) August 1999
Softimage 3D Extreme Technical Producer Course. One month intensive course.

San Sebastian Artistic Association (Spain) 1996-1998
Weekly (4 hours) Live Drawing classes.

Andoain School of Cinema and Video (Spain) 1991-1993
1st and 2nd level of Computer Graphics, based in 2D and 3D Animation, with Alias Power Animator (Silicon Graphics Platform). Making several spots for Canal-on, and a musical video selected for the Vitoria-Gasteiz Short Film Contest.

1st and 2nd level of 2D Traditional Animation. During these courses developing the computer line test system for the school.
480 hours each level.


I was born in Spain. My passions are games, comic, cinema and animation. I also like cycling, swimming and canoeing. I love socializing with people.



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