Mariano Epelbaum is a character designer, illustrator and traditional 2D animator. He has been working professionally since 1996 in various disciplines of animation and illustration, where character designs tend to be very expressive and original. Currently, Mariano works as an art director on several projects. He is always trying different styles and techniques.
As an animation artist, Mariano participated in an outstanding production of "Metegol" (Underdogs in U.S.), as Character Art Director and Character Designer. He also worked on a 3D animated a feature film directed by Juan José Campanella, Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Picture thriller The Secret in Their Eyes, García Ferré movies such as Manuelita and Corazón, Las alegrías de Pantriste; Micaela (Encuadre SA), Bahía Mágica (Bitt Animation), the three films "Dibu", the TV series Mi familia es un dibujo (Patagonik film Group), and scenes of the film Ogú y Mampaton (Hook Up Animation).
In addition, Mariano has also worked on various animated commercials and as the character designer of "Blackout" and "Rice & Matchsticks".
In the field of illustration, Mariano has collaborated with many Spanish publishers such as Edebé, Planeta De Agostini, Vicens Vives, Bromera, Imaginarium and Estudio Fenix. He also created work for Alfaguara, El Gato de Hojalata, Pictus, Clasa, Grupo Editorial Norma, Puerto de Palos and Ediciones Urano from Argentina and Santillana from Puerto Rico and the United States.