character design + story artist
Uriel Cruz is an interdisciplinary artist that specializes in mixed media animation, which they write, direct, edit, and animate. They received their BFA in Animation with a concentration in Film & Video at the Maryland Institute College of Art in May 2022. Uriel has presented their work in various exhibitions like the 5th LA Latinx Film Festival ('23), Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival ('22), as well as the MICA Animation Festival ('20, '22). In addition to working on their own films, they have various animation credits in alumni work like Christina Fidler's thesis film 'Condolences from a Vulgar Tongue (or Boner)' (2020). Uriel has now entered the film festival circuit with their own thesis film 'You Should See Other People' (2022) while they look for character design/story artist work.