My name is Itziar and I am an animator, concept artist and storyboard artist based in London.

I am passionate about storytelling, illustration and animation, and I love to develop ideas and build stories and characters. I am currently working as a motion graphics designer and storyboard artist producing and developing content for TV, streaming platforms and social media. 

A bit about myself

I grew up in Spain, surrounded by music, films and books. I was lucky to always be encouraged to develop my creativity and I was always drawing, painting and playing with my animal-toys.

Since I was a kid, I always thought I would study to become a vet. One day when I was a teenager the vet in town -perks of growing up in a small town- allowed me to be present during a minor surgery for my dog, and let's just say that after the colour palette my face went through, I decided to change career paths and studied Fine Arts BA at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Cuenca.

During my degree I fell in love with being in contact with all sort of materials and learning so many different techniques. The classic "getting your hands dirty"! I learnt all different branches in the pastic arts, some of which I still use today in my free time like sculpting, wood carving, linocut, printing, oil painting, live drawing... and took to numerous lectures on art identity, idea development, art history and philosophy.

When I studied a year abroad at the Akademia Sztuk Pieknych in Warsaw with an Erasmus scholarship, I discovered a new passion for film and animation. Animation in particular, as I discovered this new wonderful path to tell stories and to build an entire world from scratch through the screen.

Whilst I was finishing my degree, I moved to London to further develop my career and studied my Masters Degree on Animation at the University of the Arts London, to specialize on storytelling and animation, specially 2D and classic animation. 

Animator, Concept Artist

and Storyboard Artis

Itziar Ortiz



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