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Photo from Armand Serrano’s Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/armand.serrano

 

Thomasian visual development artist Armand Serrano shared his knowledge of Visual Development (VISDEV) and animation to the students of College of Fine Arts and Design in a special lecture last September 20 at the Beato Angelico Auditorium.

The event, “VISDEV road with with Armand Serrano,” was organized by the Illustrators Guild of the University of Santo Tomas.

Serrano graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1990. During his time in college, he became the official artist for the “Thomasian Engineer,” the official student publication of the UST Faculty of Engineering, for three years.

He recently organized Icon Manila 2016, an international entertainment design conference hosted by the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, last September 16 to 17. The fund-raising event featured a series of lectures from international artists and animators.

Serrano has definitely made his name international scene, having done major projects for Disney, Marvel and Sony.

Serrano started his career in animation by working for morning cartoons such as Yogi Bear and Fender Bender, and other cartoon programs like Captain Planet & the Planeteers, Johnny Quest, Addams Family, Pirates of Dark Water, Tom & Jerry Kids, Young Robin Hood, Greatest Stories from the Bible, Droopy, Police Academy, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures, and Dreamstone. He also once supervised the layout department of Marvel’s overseas productions in its Philippine Animation Studio.

It was in 1996, when he made a major milestone by becoming a layout journeyman for Walt Disney Animation Studios in Florida. He became part of the team for the studio’s classic animated films, such as Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear.

In 2004, Serrano moved to Sony Pictures Animation where he completed fifteen projects, including Surf’s Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Arthur Christmas, Hotel Transylvania, among others.

At present, Serrano is working for Disney Animation Studios as a Visual Development artist who worked for big projects, such as Big Hero 6 in 2014 and Zootopia in 2016.

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Photo from Armand Serrano’s Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/armand.serrano

 

Related article: http://alumnirelations.ust.edu.ph/?p=1354

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