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mariano epelbaum
mariano epelbaum
Character Designer - Concept Artist - illustrator - animator
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Character Designer, Illustrator, and 2D animator.
More than 20 years work experience in the Animation Industry and illustration in many different styles.
Five years of experience in Art Direction, Character Design, and supervising artists in Metegol (The Underdogs) animated 3d Film, directed by Academy Award Winner Juan José Campanella for the foreign film "The secret in their eyes".

For Illustration commissions i am represented by
Us phone # (347) 813-1932

Professional Experience

Character Designer, TBWA. 2017

Character Designer, Gizmo. 2017
2D Project.

Character Designer, Honeybee Films, UK, April 2016-Present
2D animated short “Toads & Bluebottles”.

Art Director, Character Designer & Animation Director, LA LIGA, Argentina, April 2015
2D Animated spot.

Character Designer, Big Bang Cine Srl., Argentina, December 2014
Art for animation project.

Character Designer, Disney junior LA, Argentina, May 2014
Playground tv programme, animated music videos.

Character Designer, Tecnópolis, Argentina, March 2014
Giant displays on amusement park.

Character Designer & Concept Artist, Untref, Argentina, October 2013
Art for animation project.

Character Designer, for 3D animated short Blackout, Colombia, March–September 2013

Art Director & Character Designer, for 3D animated feature film Metegol (Foosball) Plural Jempsa, 100 bares & Catmandú, directed by Juan José Campanella, 2010 Academy Oscar winner for "The secret in their eyes". January 2008 - March 2013, Argentina.
Winner Goya animation prize.

Art Director & Character Designer , for 3D animated tv series Mirinda, 100 bares, January 2007- december 2007, Argentina, directed by Juan José Campanella.

Character Designer, Storyboard & Flash Animation, for animated music video, Sony Argentina, 2007.

Character Designer, Backgrounds, Storyboard & Flash Animation, for multimedia animated project Moles, El Reloj de Arena, Mediúscula,Spain, 2005 – 2009.

2D Animator, for animated Tv Comercial Santa Justa Klan, Estudio Fénix, Spain, 2006

Character Designer, illustrator & Flash Animation, for Chupachups Spain website, Spain, 2006.

Character Designer, for Tele 7 Children Channel, Ozonomedia, Panamá, 2007.

2D Animator , for animated TV series Neco, Bitt animation, Argentina, 2002.

Animator Assistant, for animated feature film Bahía Mágica, Bitt animation, Argentina, 2001.

Character Designer & Animation Clean up , for animated feature film Micaela, Encuadre, Argentina, 2001.

Animator Assistant & Animation Clean up, for animated feature film Manuelita, Corazón Las Alegrías de Pantriste, García Ferré Entertainment, Argentina, 1998- 2000.

2D Animator , for animated TV commercial Radiohead, Much Music Argentina, 2001.

Animator Assistant, Layout Clean up for animated feature films Dibu, Dibu 2 & Dibu 3 and Tv Series, Patagonik Film Group, Argentina, 1996-1999.

Software Skills

- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Flash Professional
-Paint tool Sai

Awards & Articles

- 2014 Goya Prize Winner best animated feature film.
- 2014 New York International Children´s Film Festival, Grand Prize Feature Winner, United States.
- 2014 The Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema Winner Best Animation Film.
- 2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina, Best Screenplay Winner.
- Sur Awards 2013 Nominee Best Art Direction,
- Best Printed and designed book Bestiario del Espanto y del Terror, Editorial Guadal, 2010
- Article in AWN –Animation World Network-

Selected Studies - Academy

Graphic Design, O.R.T. Institute, graduated,1993/1996
2D Animator, Animation Course, Bujos production company, 1995
Illustrator, Workshops Sosa / Bobillo illustrators. Julio Jauregui.
Painting: Dario Zana. Carlos Fels.
Languages: English, level 6. Rhoda's studio. (1990-96)
English, level 11. The University of Buenos Aires. (2013)

Phone +54-91144165671


2D AnimationConcept ArtIllustrationCharacter Design

Software proficiency

PaintTool SAI
PaintTool SAI


  • Peliposter
    • Movie
    • Year
    • Role
      Character Art Direction
    • Company
      100 Bares, Plural Jempsa, Mundo Loco cgi