Basic info:

Name: Pablo A. Ortega-López

Place and Date of Birth: Quito-Ecuador (South America) January 5, 1968

Current Residence: Antelope, California, Estados Unidos 95843.

Sitio web: www.polanimation.com 




Projects:

- En busca del monstruo, fiction novel (Blaine Ray Workshops & CPLI - Berkeley, California, Estados Unidos, 3th printing. Oct, 2014)
- "Pelucolandia la criolla", 12 fascicles comic about Ecuadorian Economical History ("El Telégrafo" Newspaper- Guayaquil, Ecuador - 2012-2013)
- "La Comedia Inmortal", comic version of a theatrical satire by Pablo Palacio, one of the most important Ecuadorian writers ever  ("Hoja de Teatro" Magazine - Malayerba - Quito, Ecuador - 2003)
- "Las aventuras de Don Elhoy", 100 chapters comic ("La Cometa" magazine- "Hoy" newspaper - Quito, Ecuador - 1998-2000)
- "Aventuras de un puñado de Valientes", fictional satirical comic about my High School Teachers ("Infórmese" magazine - Borja 2 Los Andes High School - Quito, Ecuador - 1986)

- More than a million impressions of drawings published in books, newspapers, magazines and video productions around the world since 1980 to now



Work Experience:

- Illustrador for educational books (CPLI - Command Performance Language Institute - cpli.net , Berkeley California, EEUU - 2007- ...  including hundreds of illustrations published to now, for dozens of books, and eight languages along the United States, Europe and Asia)

- Sporadic cartoonist ("El Telégrafo" newspaper - Guayaquil, Ecuador 2014-2015)

- Illustrator and 3D animator for the Virtual tour of the "Banco Central del Ecuador" Archeological Museum - Quito, Ecuador - 2004 -2005)

- Actor: ‘The Teacher’, lead role in the play "The Lesson" by Eugene Ionesco directed by Aristides Vargas and author of  'The Cold Pupil", paper mache sculpture for the same play (Casa Malayerba - Quito, Ecuador - 2004)

- Professor of Natural Drawing, Illustration, Sculpture and 3D animation (CTG - Corporación de Tecnologías Digitales - Quito, Ecuador - 2004-2005)

- Free lance political cartoonist ("TINTAJÍ" newspaper - Quito, Ecuador - 2002-2004)

- Illustrator, graphic designer and independent 3D animator (Pol Comunicación Gráfica - Quito, Ecuador - 1996-2005) 

​- Graphic Director, "Edufuturo" Programme of Information and communications technology for the ecuadorian public education (Gobierno de la provincia de Pichincha - Quito, Ecuador - 2000-2002)

- Free lance illustrator (La Televisión TV Magazine - Quito, Ecuador - 1996-2000)

- Graphic Editor (TVHOY TV station- Quito, Ecuador - 1997-1998)

- Illustrator and cartoonist (Ediecuatorial) "El Comercio" newspaper - Quito, Ecuador - 1993-1995)  

- Illustrador and cartoonist (EDIMPRES S.A. "Hoy" newspaper - Quito, Ecuador - 1991-1993)

- Free lance illustrator ("Programa Habitat-Ecuador" United Nations, UNICEF and Department of Social Welfare of the Republic of Ecuador- 1987-1992)

- Illustrator and cartoonist of "Infórmese" Magazine (Journalism Club - Borja 2 Los Andes - Quito, Ecuador 1980-1986)

- Illustrator for the National Literacy Plan notebook (Government of Jaime Roldós Aguilera - Quito, Ecuador - 1980)



Education:


- Acting for Theatre (Casa Malayerba / Quito, Ecuador / six years / 1999-2004)

- Business Administration ("ESPE" / Quito Ecuador / three years / 1989-1992)
- 2 & 3D Animation, including hundreds of hours of Principles of Animation, Storyboard, Storytelling for Animation, Human Figure, Character Creation, Visual Development, Oil Painting, Cinema4D (Berkeley City College California, USA / three semesters / 2008-2010 )

- Autodesk MAYA (College of Extended Learned / San Francisco State University / California, USA / two semesters / 2007)
- Adobe Photoshop (College of Extended Learned / San Francisco State University / California, USA / two semesters / 2008)

- Acting for Theatre (Life Action Theatre / Owen Walker / Temescal Art Center, Oakland California, USA / two semesters / 2008-2009)
- Storyboard  for Animation (College of Extended Learned / San Francisco State University / California, USA / one semester - 2008)

- Human figure (University of California / Berkeley / Caalifornia, USA / one semester  / 2008)
- Digital Video Production (College of Extended Learned / San Francisco State University / California, USA / one quarter / 2006)
- Final Cut Pro  (College of Extended Learned / San Francisco State University / California, USA / one quarter / 2007)

- Acting for Theatre and Film  (American Conservatory Theatre / San Francisco, California, USA / one quarter / 2008)

- Caricature Portrait Workshop by Jason Seiler (Schoolism / on line / 2012-2013)

- Filmmaking, Color Management and Visual Development Workshop by Brenda Chapman, Daniel Arriaga, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi (Schoolism  /Autodesk Gallery / San Francisco, California, USA / 2014)

- Photography and B&W Laboratory Workshop  ("Alianza Francesa" - Quito, Ecuador - 1996) 

- Self-taught Illustrator, Animator (especially Maya, Z-Brush, Photoshop and SketchBookPro) Oil Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design ...

- Los Andes High School (Maristas / Quito, Ecuador / 1980-1996)

- Borja 2 Elementary and Common School (Maristas / Quito, Ecuador / 1974-1980)



Awards and Honors:


- Second Place National Short Video Productions Competition, Experimental Category, "Octaedro" with the animated short ‘DELIRIO’ ( Quito, Ecuador / 2001)

- Inclusion in the book "Política en Caricatura" by Gerardo Ruiz Navas, among the ten most prominent Ecuadorian political cartoonists since 1979 (Quito, Ecuador / 1993) 

- First Place, Oil Painting Contest, "Comunidad Educativa Marista" (Quito, Ecuador / 1989) 
- Third Place, “Enrique Terán” Ecuadorian National Price, Caricature Category, Ilustre Municipio de Quito, (Quito, Ecuador / 1987)

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