Joao brings an exciting scope of industry knowledge to his instruction at Gnomon. A skilled FX animator who has worked in feature films, commercials, game cinematics, and short films, he is also the creative director of his own production studio which tackles unusual short films, plays, and original content. We are fortunate to have Joao return to Gnomon to support and guide our students.


Iron Fist (FX Animator)
Forza 6 Legacy (Commercial FX Animator)
Harrowing (Commercial FX Animator)
Citizen Twain (Creative Director)
Thor: Ragnarok (FX Animator)

Work Experience

FX Animator, A52
Creative Director, Pimenta Rosa Productions
FX Animator, Whiskytree
CG Lead, Shipping + Handling
FX Animator, Wolf & Crow


Senac Sao Paulo, BA in Photography, 2005 - 2008