Diego De la Rocha

Animator + Illustrator

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Every project is a new possibility to breathe life
into characters. Always striving for memorable,
believable, and sincere performances.

Work Experience

Doodle Nap

Animator + Illustrator

Handcrafted animation and illustration for traditional
and new media, from TV, to virtual reality, and everything
in-between. Currently developing a video game.
August 2016 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Genesis Gaming

Lead Animator

Animate and collaborate with fellow in-house and
outsourced artists, while making sure engineers get
animated assets organized, on time, and technically
compliant. Also, involved in optimizing Creative-Engineering
pipeline, templates, wikis, tutorials and UI.
Without ever forgetting to smile.
April 2014 - June 2016 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ribbit Ribbit Studios Inc

Animator

My main task was to animate, although, I also did some character design and storyboard projects. I also supported the team on whatever I could contribute with e.g., brainstorming, technical support, and dance with Tomasito the tortoise pet.
March 2012 - February 2013 British Columbia, Canada

Giant Ant Media

Animator

Delivered all 3D animation needed for the project on
schedule, and helped finish hand-drawn animation
on the last bit. I learned Cinema 4D & Flash to integrate
with the studio’s pipeline.
May 2012 - May 2012 British Columbia, Canada

Education

Schoolism

Gesture Drawing with Louis Gonzales

12 weeks studying and implementing feedback on Line of Action, Shape, Silhouette, Space, Exaggeration, Extrapolation, Story.
June 2012 - September 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Film School

3D Animation & Visual Effects, Animation

Elected as one of the two class representatives for our class of 33 students.
Graduated with Honours.
Graduation speaker & video.
VES CAVE chapter volunteer.
Grew a moustache with my classmates and recollected $1, 620 for prostate cancer, mobro.co/Peachfuzzpilgrims.
January 2011 - December 2011 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Languages

English (Fluent),
Spanish (Native),
Japanese (Conversational),
Chinese (Beginner),
French (Beginner),

Awards

Reel 2 Real Film Festival

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2014

Australian International Animation Festival

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2013

Melbourne International Animation Festival

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2013

Festival Internacional De Cine Fantástico De Monachil

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2013

NextFrame International Film And Video Festival

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Anifest Rozafa International Animated Film Festival For Children And Youth

Selection for broadcast on Albania and Kosovo television, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Primanima World Festival Of First Animations

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Vancouver Short Film Festival

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

The International Youth Festival Of Short Cinema And Animation METERS

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

SoDak Animation

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Anima Multi

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Festival Internacional Cinematográfico De Toluca

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Film One Fest

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Animation Block Party

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Guanajuato International Film Festival

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

SCINEMA Festival Of Science Film

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Hyart Film Festival

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Toronto Student Film Festival

Official Selection, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Cartoon Brew

Feature - Animated Fragments #17, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

AddictMotion

Featured & Winner of AddictMotion of the Month, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Screen Social

07/03/2012 Screening Playlist, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

WorldKids International Film Festival

Featured - “Lessons in the Dark” school sessions, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

From Up North

Featured - Motion graphics inspiration #429, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Abduzeedo

Featured - Daily Inspiration #1054, for "Think Brilliance"

2012

Skills

Acting, Character Animation, Character Design, Gesture Drawing, Storyboarding, Thumbnailing, Traditional Media, Visual Storytelling,