Mauricio, President of MonkeyBrain Studios, is a veteran of various game studios such as Blizzard, Oddworld, and High Moon. As an instructor at both Gnomon and Laguna College of Art and Design, Mauricio’s students benefit from his broad experiences in both game and film animation.


World of Warcraft (Senior Animator)
Burning Crusade (Senior Animator)
Wrath of the Litch King (Senior Animator)
Cosmonauts (Art Director)
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Cinematic Animation Director)

Work Experience

President and Art Director, MonkeyBrain Studios
Instructor, Laguna College of Art and Design
Senior Animator, Blizzard Entertainment
Animator, High Moon Studios
Technical Director, Oddworld Inhabitants


Vancouver Film School, AA in Animation, 1999 - 2000
Universidad Anahuac, BA in Graphic Design, 1992 - 1996