What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Ivan Aguirre. I am a Background Painter at Titmouse. Currently working on Disneyâ€™s new television series Motorcity.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
After high school I worked a job in construction. It was a lot of hard work, but at the same time very rewarding. I enjoyed the freedom in working with my hands, and being outdoors. By the end of the day I always came home tired, but felt accomplished. I learned quickly that it wasnâ€™t for me, and decided to go to school and study animation and design. I continued to work construction part time while I could while I finished my degree.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I am proud and very exited to be working on Motorcity! The design team is top-notch, and we are all very proud and exited for everyone to see it ones it airs. Its one of the coolest television series I have seen. Last summer I got to work on some title designs for NBCâ€™s Up All Night. It was a lot of fun because the style and art direction was based of some of my personal Illustrations. In animation usually you are forced to design in an already set style. Also for most of last year I got to design for MTVâ€™s Good Vibes. It was one of my first experiences in working on a primetime-animated show, and was given a lot responsibility. Our crew was very small, and I got to design a huge range of stuff. It helped me become a better designer.
How did you become interested in animation?
Since I could remember I loved to draw. I have always been a fan of Art and Illustration. I always pictured myself going that route. As a kid, I enjoyed cartoons very much, but Continue reading