Monday, December 13, 2010

Daniel López Muñoz

"Espacio Sideral"China Ink, Acrylic,10x10

Daniel López Muñoz is a Spanish-Colombian designer currently developing his career at Pixar. López Muñoz began working at Pixar Animation Studios in January 2006, and has participated especially in character design since such films as "Up". Where he also helped design the lighting of several sequences of the film. Most notably the "Married Life" montage sequence.Natural of the Andalusian province of Córdoba, López Muñoz's family migrated to his father's land,  Colombia, in the early 80's. From there he moved to Chicago to study Film at Columbia College. Before working at Pixar, he joined the staff of Blue Sky Studios, where he was a member of the team that created "Ice Age" and "Robots" for Fox. Consummate devotee of Japanese animation since childhood. In particular the films of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, which inspired him to conduct his professional life. He has participated in art projects connecting world artists by the leadership of Daisuke Tsutsumi. "Out of Picture" book anthology and "Sketchtravel" International Artist junction.
He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay, near Pixar Animation headquarters.

Credits:Brave, La Luna, Up, Ice Age 2, Robots, Sketchtravel, Out of Picture Anthology