RTN – Mauricio Abril

“…what I didn’t realize at the time was that I just naturally wanted to tell stories and tell them visually.”

Mauricio Abril gave up on art when he was young because he thought he couldn’t make it as an artist.

He originally went to school for molecular biology and even got a job in a biotech company but was very bored.

He started drawing again in his free time and began thinking about going back to school.

He quite his job and moved in with his parents to work on his portfolio.

Ended up going to the Art Center College of Design and got a degree in entertainment design.

He now works for Walt Disney Imagineering doing concept art.

-By Jazlin Sobel