James Rey Sanchez

I emerged from a humble home in Santa Maria, California, where my love for art came from countless hours of reading comics, playing video games, and 90's Saturday morning cartoons. After obtaining my general ed at a local community college I moved to the big city of San Francisco in search of following my dreams through schooling.

I am currently working as a Children's Book Illustrator at Bright Agency. After graduating from the Academy of Art University, with a BFA in Visual Development and a focus on character and prop designing, I freelanced in the animation world, most notably at Class Dojo, before jumping into children's books. I received a Sydney Taylor Notable Award for my first children's book IRVING BERLIN.

With all of the success that I am getting in the Illustration world I believe that it's time for me to get back into the animation and video game industries to make some waves there and accomplish all that I have set out to do. I am hoping to find a studio that fits my style and need to create unique and emotional works for tv animation, the silver screen, or video games.

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