Luis María Benítez | Illustrator & Concept art

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Desired position type: Generalist
Location: Berlin Berlin, Germany

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Summary

I’m an illustrator from Argentina living in Berlin. I have worked for children’s books, animated series as background painter, concept artist, as a storyboard artist for commercials and as a matte painting artist.

Education

Schoolism – Designing with Color and Light
With Nathan Fowkes (2015)

Schoolism – Pictorial Composition
With Nathan Fowkes (2015)

Schoolism – Gesture Drawing
With Alex Woo and Louis Gonzáles (2013)

iAnimate.net
Feature film animation workshop (2011)

Escuela Multimedial Da Vinci (2009, Argentina)

Experience

Background painting / Concept art / Matte painting
Documentary of Empalme Lobos, Argentina: matte painting scenes, color grading (2018-2019).
Candando advertisement – Platige Image (2017).
Montblanc – Movie Brats (2015).
Projects for Hook Up Animation: Cecil Pencil (2013-2014) and Rejected (2014).

Roto and text animation
The Snack World – Neko Productions (2018).

Children and educational illustrations
Lulu & Didi – Zwei ungleiche Freunde / dois amigos diferentes – Epubli (2018).
Mathematics and Literature books – Editorial Kapelusz (2017).
Age of Learning – Cabala Studio (2016).
Social science book – Editorial Estrada (2015).
Renata 1 & 2, plus books of social and natural sciences. Estación Mandioca (2015).
5 books of classical tales. RBA (2014-2015).
Libro de Ciencias Naturales (aún sin título). Estación Mandioca (2014).
ABC DELF A1. CLE-International (2014).
Los Músicos de Bremen. Salim Ediciones (2013).
Práctica del Lenguaje 5. Estación Mandioca (2013).
Covers for three books (social science, natural science and literature). Grupo Macmillan – Editorial Estrada (2013).
Ciencias Naturales (no definite title yet). Estación Mandioca (2013).
Ciencias Naturales (no definite title yet). Estación Mandioca (2013).
Ciencias Naturales (no definite title yet). Estación Mandioca (2013).
Práctica del Lenguaje 2. Estación Mandioca (2013).
Práctica del Lenguaje 1. Estación Mandioca (2013).
Ciencias Naturales 2. Estación Mandioca (2013).
Ciencias Naturales 1. Estación Mandioca (2013).
Book of natural sciences (still untitled, for elementary education). Estación Mandioca (2013).
Colección Valores – 12 fascicles published by La Prensa de Honduras (2011) and El Universo, Ecuador (2012).

Character design
Character development sketches – Big Block (2013).
Viking designs for Skøll – Tuborg commercial. Bloom Studios (2013).
El Mundo de Mo, ecological project from Honduras (2012).

Films
Fatima and the Secret Treasure – Platige Image (2016-2017).
Deep – The Think Lab (2015).
Pequeños Héroes / Little Heroes – Pampa Films/Orinoco Films (2011).

Animatics
“Bola de demolición” – Cifrut. 7 Frame Film + Post (2013).
3D prev-vis for Alaska Airlines advertisement. Parana Films (2013).
“Salto” – Cifrut. 7 Frame Film + Post (2013).
“La Vida Tiene Algo Extra” – Corona. Parana Films (2012).
“Dog” – Toyota. Parana Films (2012).
“Trust Fall” – Toyota. Parana Films (2012).
“Bow and Arrow” – Toyota. Parana Films (2012).

Gaming
Criminal Case – Courtyard. Hidden objects illustrations. Pretty Simple (2014).
Criminal Case – Little Italy. Hidden objects illustrations. Pretty Simple (2014).
Criminal Case – St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Hidden objects illustrations. Pretty Simple (2014).
Criminal Case – Turkish Bath. Background painting and hidden objects illustrations. Pretty Simple (2014).
Criminal Case – Jewish Synagogue. Background painting and hidden objects illustrations. Pretty Simple (2014).
Criminal Case – Swamp Voodoo Priestess’ Hut. Background painting. Pretty Simple (2014).
Criminal Case – Army Base. Hidden objects illustrations. Pretty Simple (2014).
Criminal Case – The Reaper and the Geek. Hidden objects illustrations. Pretty Simple (2013).

Storyboards
Hertfordshire University commercial – Revolution Productions (2016).
Paty – Hook Up Animation (2016).
Montblanc – Movie Brats (2015).
Würth Elektronik – Messefilm. Movie Brats (2014).
Powerade. Parana Films (2014).
“Trap” – Toyota Rav-4 – Set frame. Parana Films (2013).
“Teletransporter” – Toyota Rav-4 – Set frame. Parana Films (2013).
“Fun” – Toyota Rav-4 – Set frame. Parana Films (2013).
“Sale” – Toyota Rav-4, – Set frame. Parana Films (2013).
“Puppy” – Toyota Rav-4, – Set frame. Parana Films (2013).
“Mermaid” – Toyota Rav-4. Parana Films (2013).
“Heroe” – Argentina New Cinema. Parana Films (2012).
“Honda Pilot” – several frames to complete existing storyboard. Parana Films (2012).
“SEAT” – promotional project of SANTO Bs. As. (2012).
“Hats” – Danonino. Parana Films (2012).
“Airport” – Toyota. Parana Films (2012).
“Battery/Call” – Toyota. Parana Films (2012).
“Job” – Argentina New Cinema 2011. Parana Films (2011).
“Office” – Argentina New Cinema 2011. Parana Films (2011).
“Servicio de Cafetería” – Mercury Insurance. Parana Films (2011).
“Servicio de Valet” – Mercury Insurance. Parana Films (2011).
“La Vida es Jeans (Desierto)” – Quest. WINDOWSEAT Pictures (2011).
“La Vida es Jeans (Calle)” – Quest. WINDOWSEAT Pictures (2011).

Graphic design / Other works
Product design (intelligente kneade) for Da Vinci Media (2017).
Illustrations for KidSpace and Da Vinci Learning by Da Vinci Media (2016-present).
Logo design for the 10th anniversary of Da VInci Media (2017).
Brochure design for KidSpace presentation by Da Vinci Media (2017).
Character designs for Oliverta (biscuit tins) (2013).
Illustrations for calendar by Tipológica/BDG (2013).
Logo design for the Museo Pago de los Lobos, Argentina (2012).

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Mocha Pro
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Maya
  • Adobe InDesign

Specialties

    animation, caricature, color key, concept art, Graphic Design, illustration, Matte Painting, motion graphics, storyboards

Spoken Languages

    English (Full proficiency), German, Polish (beginner), Spanish - native level

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