Carlos Villarreal Kwasek
I make video games because I have a passion for storytelling. I believe that storytelling is at the core of every game and I feel rewarded and motivated when I see players engaged and dedicated.
I am a Visual Designer working in the video games industry. I focus on UI, Illustration and Concept Development. I graduated with a double BA degree, in Graphic Design and Multimedia, at the University of San Francisco of Quito in Ecuador (No relation to the city of San Francisco in the US). I began my professional journey in Ecuador as a Motion Graphics Artist for TV and later as Graphic Designer for print and web. I completed a Diploma in VFX & Character Animation at the Vancouver Film School in Canada. Shortly after I migrated to London where I worked as Character Animator in Advertisement and Film. During my time in England I made the switch to Games and I have never looked back. Over the years I had the fortune to work with some of the most talented professionals in the industry and be involved in amazing projects. I completed an MA in Illustration at the Interactive Design Institute through the University of Hertfordshire.
Concept Artist at Amerisis
February 2015 – May 2015. Quito, Ecuador. (Working remotely)
I was developing designs for Characters and Environments for the TSAMARU board game based on Ecuadorian folklore and heritage.
Graphic Designer / Illustrator at OSCE
November 2014 – March 2015. Vienna, Switzerland. (Working remotely).
Graphic Designer and Illustrator for OSCE's Security Community Magazine. Printed and Digital distribution through 57 countries.
Motion Graphics Artist / Video Producer at Starbreeze
August 2011 – February 2012. Uppsala, Sweden.
Syndicate. I was leading the Video Department at Starbreeze. We were responsible for the video and motion graphics content. I also contributed with UI Art.
Character Animator at Prime Focus London
May 2007 – September 2008. London, England.
Character Animation & VFX for Commercials and Film. Concept Design, Look Development and 3D Generalist Artist.
Designer at Universidad San Francisco de Quito Press
March 2003 – September 2005. Quito, Ecuador.
Graphic Design for desktop publishing and web design.
CG Artist at ADN Digital
August 2002 – March 2003. Quito, Ecuador.
Post Production for advertisement and TV series.
University of Hertfordshire
2014 – 2016
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Illustration (Visual Communication). Distinction.
Vancouver Film School
2005 – 2006
Diploma 3D Animation & VFX. Honours (95.17).
University San Francisco of Quito
1997 – 2002
BA in Graphic Design. Summa Cum Laude.
BA in Multimedia & 3D Animation. Summa Cum Laude.
Academic Excellence Award.