Isaac L.

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Mexico

About me
I'm a multi-disciplinary freelancer animator, designer and illustrator currently based in Cuernavaca (Mexico). I have a Degree and License in Visual Arts (Multimedia & Animation) from the Faculty of Arts at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, and currently* studying a Master in Artistic Production at the same university.

Through the years I have experimented with a multitude of styles and disciplines and continue to try new techniques and mediums on my work which shows my eclectic mix of mediums, styles and aesthetics. Through this I have built up a vast set of skills ranging from graphic design, illustration and character design to motion graphics, 3d animation and web design which I am very happy and proud to teach to my students in various universities where I had the opportunity to work as a teacher.

I love to watch cartoons, especially the oldies like the Silly Symphonies and stuff like that, also I enjoy to sketch every time I can wherever I can, it may be in a breakfast napkin or some fancy app while another is loading, sometimes with a solid idea in my mind and sometimes just trying to find something between the lines.

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Portfolio
Fearless

Fearless

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Tata

Tata

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Maisie

Maisie

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Venus sunset

Venus sunset

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Bittersweet

Bittersweet

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Opium

Opium

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Salove

Salove

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Surfacing

Surfacing

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Romeo

Romeo

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Cyanide

Cyanide

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Miel

Miel

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#Selfie

#Selfie

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Certifications (1)
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Test 2013 70% 80% Passed
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Work history
Personal Site: www.solotro (Under construction)
Portafolio: http://goo.gl/4bI0YW
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/solotro
Behance: www.be.net/solotro

Professional Experience

Director / 3D Generalist at • • • (Own)
October 2012 – Present (3 years 4 months)
Project: Animation short. This project came out a couple of years in the COMBO animation collective, which had formed among several friends and whose purpose was to tell stories by using animation with its diverse methodologies and expressions. The original idea (from my friend Nitza Huitrón) on which we worked at that time (myself in the design and 3d area) remained paused due to arising responsibilities from work, school, or personals which we had to attend, staying in the same way the collective's idea. In 2012 we returned to resume it, this time only Nitza and me, working in a "remote way" (since there are 480 km. approx. between us), giving a twist to the original argument, naming it: Anitya. http://goo.gl/4bI0YW (Page 31)

Professor | Animation and Multimedia at EADyC | Universidad La Salle Cuernavaca
January 2014 – January 2016 (2 years)
Taught:
- Multimedia Design,
- Introduction to Animation,
- Technical Direction (Animation),
- Multimedia & Hypermedia Design
- and Digital Filmmaking.

Professor | Illustration Specialization
EADyC | Universidad La Salle Cuernavaca
July 2014 – December 2015 (1 year 6 months)
Taught:
- 3D Modeling for Illustration,
- 3D Animation
- and Digital Compositing.

Professor | Animation and New Media Art at Facultad de Artes, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
July 2009 – July 2015 (6 years 1 month)
Taught:
- Design for Animation,
- 2D Digital Animation,
- Motion Graphics,
- 3D Motion Graphics (C4D MoGraph),
- Introduction to 3D Modeling,
- Advanced 3D Modeling,
- Digital Sculpting,
- Screenplay Development,
- Storyboard
- and Multimedia Project Development.

Creative Director / Motion Graphics Animator / 3D Generalist at Euforia Fotofilms
September 2013 – March 2014 (7 months)Mexico City Area, Mexico
Project: 3d-Motion graphics animation Web Spots. Commissioned by Euforia Fotofilms. The purpose for these 3 animated clips was to introduce and explain step by step such platform (Propiedades.com) to the new user. From how to navigate it, as well as how to publish and how to highlight published items.
My role consisted on adapting the narrative continuity of the script (written by Shador Barcs & Luz Rodríguez) into graphics, utilizing imagery already established in their website (icons, buttons, typography, etc.) and incorporating a fictional 3d character who would play the role as the user interacting with the platform.
I was assisted by illustrator Elizabeth Sánchez on doing 2.5D layouts from vector graphics as well some animation scenes.
All the work was done with Adobe After Effects and Autodesk Maya. https://vimeo.com/136389162 , https://vimeo.com/136258927 and https://vimeo.com/137016936

Concept Artist / Illustrator at Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP)
October 2013 – February 2014 (5 months)
My role was to develop graphical concepts for their incorporation into various media such as printed pamphlets, comic books and multimedia platforms. All this in order to train medical personnel as well as people in rural communities affected by cholera. http://goo.gl/4bI0YW (Page 81)

Graphic Designer.
December 2012 – December 2012 (1 month)
Project: Poster Design. Commissioned by a group of M.S. Psychology students from the UAEM, which was shown at the Seventh Congress of the Mexican Association of Neuropsychology at San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Because the exhibitors were working with actual scans of the brain, which are very abstract images, we chose to illustrate the "outside" of these with a three dimensional image of the brain. The result is the composition of a Depht-Map image with a fractal map. http://goo.gl/4bI0YW (Page 37)

Director / Motion Graphics Desginer and Animator at Simon VTI
July 2012 – December 2012 (6 months)
Project: Motion Graphics animation short. The animation was made based on the ideology of the educational model of the UAAAN. My work consisted on adapting the narrative continuity of the script (written by Gabriel Fuentes, Simon VTI) into graphics, such as creating all the imagery used (concepts, styles, designs, layout and storyboard assisted by illustrator Elizabeth Sánchez), and animate said elements with After Effects. https://vimeo.com/51084110

Web Designer and Developer at Origen Comunicación
June 2012 – July 2012 (2 months)
Tony Makhlouf created the base concept of this site; my work consisted in redesigning the layout to recreate it through CSS programing. The insertion of jQuery modules was essential for all pages with interactive and dynamic content, putting aside the use of FlashPlayer and achieving an accessible site for most users with mobile devices. http://goo.gl/4bI0YW (Page 40)

Web Designer at Cinema Planeta
February 2012 – June 2012 (5 months)
Project: Website re-design. This project consisted in redesigning and reprograming the structure and performance of the International Festival of Film and Environment: Cinema Planeta, for its 4th edition presentation. The main idea was to standardize all aspects of the web site with the imagery that would be used in printed media, and at the same time making the site fully accessible for any device. My friend Erendira Ceballos made the programming of the site. http://goo.gl/4bI0YW (Page 38)

Creative Director / Motion Graphics Animator at Chabacano Films
January 2012 – March 2012 (3 months)Mexico City Area, Mexico
Project: VFX and Motion graphics animation clips. These are some of the clips I made for the documentary “Universo Subterráneo”, made by Mexican filmmaker Gabriel Villegas. In these we display visually some of the topics in astrologist Walter Anliker’s theory. https://vimeo.com/45329968

Character Designer / 3D Generalist / Creative Director at e-UAEM, Espacio de Formación Multimodal
November 2011 – January 2012 (3 months)
Design and modeling of the mascot character for e-UAEM. The reason on choosing a chameleon, was based on the fact that a chameleon’s chromatic adaptability represents e-UAEM’s graphic design, in which a particular color represents a different academic department, as such, the chameleon stays as a constant visual element amongst all of e-UAEM’s entities. http://goo.gl/4bI0YW (Page 17)

Graphic Designer at Neuroclinic
November 2011 – November 2011 (1 month)
Project: Poster design. A group of M.S. Psychology students from the UAEM contacted me to create this information board. This work participated in a Board Design Contest, within the 1st Post-graduate Student Forum of the same institution, where it obtained 1st place. Given the urgency of this project, the portrait I used for this design was taken from my 3d.sk subscription, and adjusted accordingly to meet the need of my clients. http://goo.gl/4bI0YW (Page 37)

Director / Concept Designer / 3D Generalist at Comisión Federal de Electricidad
January 2011 – June 2011 (6 months)
Project commissioned by CFE Cuernavaca (2011). It was meant to be an 11 episode series for private exhibition, whose purpose was to promote safety for workers within the same company. Unfortunately, the project was suspended after the 1st episode due to budget issues.
https://vimeo.com/48922428

Creative Director / Graphic and Web Designer at VARSSA
September 2008 – September 2010 (2 years 1 month)
I was commissioned by VARSSA (2009) to develop their corporate image; the challenge was in creating an elegant, firm and modern design capable of represent the company in the commercial world, and above all, to be easily distinguishable. This helped my client to solidify as a company and stand out amongst its competitors in the field (uniform creation, office supplier and publicity articles). Once my task was done, I was properly hired with a steady position as a designer, where I worked for about a year, taking care of all the graphic and web design needed for the company. http://goo.gl/4bI0YW (Page 48)

Director / 3D & Motion Graphics Animator / Graphic Designer at DigitalPro
July 2010 – July 2010 (1 month)
Project: TV & Web Spot. The goal was to recreate in 3D models the existing structures through photographs and architectural maps, and then incorporate the new slide and make a pre-visualization for a publicity spot and billboards, previous to its installation and inaugural date (2 weeks). https://vimeo.com/41728223

Graphic and Web Designer / Multimedia Artist at e-UAEM, Espacio de Formación Multimodal
November 2009 – July 2010 (9 months)
I collaborated with the e-UAEM project from its very beginnings (late 2009) until mid 2010. My objective initially, was to come up with a series of graphic designs that would define the ideas behind the institution; these designs should evoke certain concepts, among them versatility and flexibility, bringing as a result an image capable of being used in formal, casual and abstract media. http://goo.gl/4bI0YW (Page 42)

Graphic and Web Designer at Festival de la Memoria. Documental Iberoamericano (FMDI)
January 2008 – April 2009 (1 year 4 months)
I collaborated with the creation of the online site for the 2nd Memory Festival (www.festivalmemoria.com.mx) in 2008. The visual concept was originated in the boards created by Alejandro Magallanes, bringing together both this concept and the imagery used for printed media. The interface was built entirely with Flash to attend the need of a highly dynamic and interactive multimedia site.
Then in 2009, the challenge for was to renovate both the image and layout of the site from the 2nd festival, to bring a friendlier, easier and intuitive navigation interface for the user. HTML and CSS coding were used for the base structure of the site, with the insertion of certain Flash elements. The image originated once again from Alejandro Magallanes concept, this time with “coquitos”, which helped to create the imagery for the site, as well as Alejandro Quesnel’s photographs.

Web Designer at Avisa Electric
March 2009 – March 2009 (1 month)
Project: Web site meant to be a business presentation card for the company’s online introduction. The interface was created with CSS, with added Flash elements like the animated intro and the image wall.

Graphic and Web Designer at Los Ángeles del Amor
August 2008 – September 2008 (2 months)
Project: Web site meant to be a business presentation card for the band’s online introduction. I designed their graphic identity for their use in a diverse number of publicity media (stickers, CD and DVD covers, billboards, etc.). For the site, the interface was created entirely with HTML, adding Flash elements for the display of dynamic graphics. http://goo.gl/4bI0YW (Page 55)

Web Designer at Facultad de Artes UAEM
July 2007 – July 2008 (1 year 1 month)
Project: The creation for the online website of the Arts Faculty at UAEM (2007-2010). I joined the academic institution as a designer towards the end of my last semester in my Bachelor’s Degree. I was given the freedom necessary to bring new ideas that would break the years old static vibe, as well as the lack of efficiency towards information management of the site. The new site was integrated with several areas that gave direct access to academic personnel and teachers, thus expanding the Faculty’s reach online. During my stay (until mid 2008), I also collaborated generating images for different institutional events.

3D Character Rigger at Come Sesos
March 2008 – June 2008 (4 months)Mexico City Area, Mexico
I collaborated creating the Rigs in Autodesk Maya for the 3D characters in director Jonatan Ostos Yaber’s short film: “La Nostalgia del Sr. Alambre“.

3D Layout Artist / Animation Assistant at Signum Studio
January 2007 – January 2008 (1 year 1 month)
"Cada quien para su casa". 3D Animation Short.  Project realized by Signum studio, Cuernavaca, Morelos (2007-2008). Directed and animated by Edgardo Mendoza Ozuna. I collaborated mostly with the building of the 3D layout as well as texturizing. I assisted with the modeling of backgrounds and props, as well as rig creation.
https://youtu.be/xK_xDYsDy-c
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