Nicolas Villarreal

Nicolas P.Villarreal was born on February 4, 1978 in La Plata, Argentina. Growing up he liked to watch Disney Animated films and once reaching high school wanted to pursue art as a career. 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. On a trip to the United States Nicolas visited the Walt Disney Studios. There he was advised by an animator to keep pursuing his career.

Nicolas decided to enter the Master’s Program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he graduated with honors in the Spring of 2002. Since then Nicolas 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”.

Nicolas lives in San Francisco, where aside from drawing and painting he also enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his friends.