Anthony Ortega

Anthony has been drawing and creating short stories since he was a young child. After high school he decided to pursue his passion for the arts by studying at college level. In 2006, he graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. He has had two illustrations published, both for the baseball literary magazine Spitball.

Desiring to learn more about the world of visual storytelling and refining his artistic abilities, as well as striving to adapt to team based environments, Anthony decided to pursue his Masters degree right after finishing his Bachelors. With only three weeks in between programs, Anthony traveled across the world to Adelaide, Australia to be a part of the inaugural program at The Entertainment Technology Center of Carnegie Mellon University. He is one of the youngest in the program, but is determined to discover what it takes to a valuable asset to any team.

Anthony's approach to anything is very instinctive but his process invariable covers as many angles as possible to ensure an understanding of the task at hand. He is not afraid to ask questions and he is determined to evolve into a well rounded creator of experiences.

During his time he has become experienced in various different software programs. Maya, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, SoundForge, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, and Microsoft Project, Perforce...and a few others as well. After graduation he will be revisiting his traditional art skills in order to balance out his time at the ETC while also looking for an internship or a job. He ultimately wants to become a creative director but wants to start out as a concept artist.

Educational History

BFA Illustration Pennsylvania College of Art and Design