Mauricio Abril is a Los Angeles based artist and storyteller working as an Art Director/Concept Artist in the entertainment industry. Before studying art Mauricio first studied Molecular Biology at UCLA where he honed the ability to think critically and analytically, two characteristics that he’d later find helpful studying Illustration at the Art Center College of Design. Now as a professional artist his work has contributed to multiple projects including animation, video games, toys, and theme parks for clients such as Disney Interactive, Disney Imagineering, Hasbro, Ubisoft, BRC, and more. When not working at work, he can be found working at home on his own author/illustrator projects which include a children’s book, two short films, and other storytelling projects. You can see more of his work at www.mauricioabril.com.