Friday, May 1, 2009
Cell: (626) 343-3347
Joe D. Torres aka “Lefty” or “Leftyjoe”
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I have been involved with character design for entertainment for several years. My experience spans the
spectrum from web animation, illustration, character design and product development as well as graphic
design. My primary skill is character and creature design for animation or print, but I also animate in flash.
Present- Lead designer for Natures Mistake, up and coming hot new clothing
Natures mistake is an official licensed product of Warner brothers/ looney tunes, WB consumer products international.
Additional Licensed properties: Garfield, Tom n Jerry.
SMK Merchandising/Wayans Brothers Productions 3/10-present Character designer
For show to be pitched.
Cartoon funland studios 7/09
Character designer for Rob zombie show pitch. Captain clegg and the night creatures.
Background concept development.
Pink slip animation studios 5/09 Character designer for an independent animated show in production.
SMK Merchandising/Wayans Brothers Productions 4/09 Comic strip cartoonist.
Comic strip cartooning for strip being pitched for sindication.
Second generation inc. 3/09 Character Designer for a cartoon show pitch.
Liquidgeneration.com, 3/05-7/08, Lead Character Designer, colorist and background artist
for original animated content. Traditional illustrator and graphic designer for original content. Also animated
on several projects.
US Army ad campaingns and online games for entertainment and promotional purposes.
Jackass ( Dickhouse productions)
Mark Brunette producer of Survivor and The Apprentice
SMK Merchandising/Wayans Brothers Productions 2003-2006 Traditional illustrator, concept designer,
graphic designer, storyboard revisionist, key pose revisions for animated project for
Eclectic Spirits Productions, 2002-2006 Freelance Illustrator, visual development and character concept
artist for graphic novel and Short Film.
Killapride Multimedia, 2005 Character designer, flash animator, Graphic designer
Creative Caricatures/ Bundle of joy Prod, 2001-2006, Caricature artist for retail caricature concessionaire.
Manager and artist.
Max and Ruben Caricatures., 2001-present, Caricature Artist for entertainment, private and corporate
Animation Academy, Burbank CA, 2004 Character Creature design Focus
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut CA, 2001-2003 Character design and character
Rowland Animation ROP LPV, Rowland Heights CA. 1999-2000 2d animation
ACME animation video conference tutoring, Rowland ROP Rowland Heights CA.
Technical skills: Proficient on PC and MAC, Photoshop cs3, Illustrator cs3, Flash8
Exhibitions and Awards:
For a list of art shows from 2007- 2010 go to
The following list of folks are animation professionals with whom, or for whom, I have worked in
the animation field. Please feel free to contact them regarding my job performance and character
Adrienne Lee Currently- Cleveland show. FOX.
Contact: (323) 761-6235
Matt Geiger Currently- Owner C.e.o of Natures Mistake.
Contact: (626) 786-3541
Rick Acosta Currently- backgrounds. Neopets.
Contact: (626) 393-5678
Heather Chavez Currently- character design. Neopets.
Contact: (951) 533-1741
Geoffrey Golden Currently- Writter Producer. Warner bros.
Contact: (716) 440-7128
More upon request.