My name is Itziar. 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.
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 enjoyed the most being directly in contact with all sort of materials. I learnt many different forms of art, some of which I still use today in my free time like wood carving, linocut, printing, oil painting, pottery, live drawing... and took to numerous lectures on art identity, idea development, 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, telling stories and building 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 storyboarding and animation.