We’ve been lucky enough to work very closely with Valerio on the character design of Bink! Today we’re sharing a little more about this talented Character Designer!
Valerio grew up in Rome and moved to San Francisco after High School to study Illustration. He loved watching cartoons and reading comics growing up and the European masters were his main inspiration and unconscious teachers of anatomy, gestures, inking, and design.
Valerio has worked with Eric Miller Animation on the design of Bink. When asked what character design entails, Valerio gave us a great description of everything that goes into designing a character.
“Character designing is the magical translation of a character description into a white paper. Shapes, lines, poses, expressions and clothing need to convey the personality of the characters. Getting it right is very hard and usually it's a team effort! With notes and suggestions from directors or other artists the character designer can succeed in the visual representation.”
In his free time, Valerio is very active. He loves to run and is part of a swimming team in Burbank where he trains every day. To fuel himself for that exercise he loves to eat pasta, pizza, and cereals!
For more information on Valerio and his work, check out his website!