Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Luis Gadea, a Character Designer, and Animator. He has worked in the animation industry on animated commercials, TV series and as a Character Designer for The Angry Birds movie and The Lego Movie Sequel.

Get in touch with Luis

Art Side of Life Artletter

Key Takeaways

“Know what you want, but adjust your direction along the way!”

  • When Luis first moved to Canada he was afraid of his English, but he soon found out that ½ of his class were from Latin America and they learned English together
  • Luis studied both at an art school and online and he appreciates the one on one discussions with the teachers. This type of feedback is easier to understand.
  • Luis says that networking and leaving a good impression on your work is very important. His first job was recommended by a friend and the good work he did there brought him further opportunities.
  • Animation jobs in 2012 were paid by second approved and Luis was able to do 40 seconds per week

Resources mentioned

Note: some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

Thanks for Watching and Listening!

Share your thoughts:

  • Leave a comment or ask a question in the comments section below
  • Share this show on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest

Help out to reach more aspiring artists:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.
  • Subscribe on iTunes and YouTube

Special thanks to Luis for joining me today. See you next time!

Art Side of Life Artletter

All artworks by Luis Gadea, used with permission

Courses for Artists




By subscribing you consent to receiving emails from Art Side of Life with valuable content, special offers and information

Please wait...

Thank you for subscribing. There is one last step ... I believe you are a human, but just in case you have a bit of robot blood in you (beep bop), I have sent you a confirmation email to your inbox. Cheers