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Juan “KOOL SKULL” Larrazabal
Juan “KOOL SKULL” Larrazabal
Digital Artist
Los Angeles, United States

Summary

2D digital artist, cartoon character designer and background Illustrator for countless projects ranging from TV series, YouTube channels, music videos, video games, NFT collections and more.

Clients include Stan Lee, Mike Judge, Ariel Pink, Aron Fromm, Anthony Fantano, Sabrina Carpenter, VISA, Caviar Delivery, and more.

Skills

2D AnimationCompositingConcept ArtDigital PaintingIllustration3D Animation3D Modeling

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Blender
Blender
Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop
Unity
Unity
Premiere
Premiere
Procreate
Procreate
Ableton Live
Ableton Live
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve
Godot
Godot

Productions

    • Video Game
      Nightmare Puppeteer
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Contributing Digital Illustrator
    • Company
      Imagination Rabbit
    • TV Production
      Stan Lee's Lucky Man: The Bracelet Chronicles
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Animation Department (Houdini, & Queen Elizabeth)
    • Company
      POW! Entertainment
    • TV Production
      Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Additional Backgrounds (Digital Watercolor)
    • Company
      Judgemental Films

Experience

  • Digital Illustrator at Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment
    Los Angeles, US
    January 2017 - December 2017

    ● Digitally illustrated sequential art utilizing Clip Studio Paint and Procreate for both episodes

    of Stan Lee’s “Lucky Man: The Bracelet Chronicles”

    ● Finalized sketches by other artists to prepare for print and distribution

    ● Digitally illustrated portrait for Stan Lee Taschen Anthology Book

  • UI Designer, Illustrator at Imagination Rabbit
    Los Angeles, US
    January 2018 - December 2022

    ● Illustrated UI elements for the gaming cinematic engine “Nightmare Puppeteer” (out now

    on Steam)

    ● Beta tested and developed Unity packages

    ● Assisted in production of “Nightmare Puppeteer: The Documentary Film” utilizing its

    cinematic engine

    ● Digitally painted marketing designs used for Steam marketplace and social media

    channels

  • NFT Illustrator at Miyamaker
    Los Angeles, US
    January 2023 - Present

    ● Directed small team of artists for visual conceptualization of Miya brand

    ● Created original visual story for NFT project

    ● Digitally illustrated assets for 1,111 generative anime PFP’s

    ● Designed logo and branding for multiple crypto tokens within Miya ecosystem

  • Mural Painter at Overall Murals
    Los Angeles, US
    January 2019 - January 2020

    ● Painted medium scale 150ft+ advertisement murals using oil paints

    ● Organized and maintained safe work space in compliance with industry safety standards

  • Background Illustrator at Tus Arts Media
    Los Angeles, US
    January 2017 - August 2017

    ● Background Illustrated 5 episodes for Mike Judge’s “Tales from the Tourbus” series

    ● Simulated digital watercolor for cartoon backgrounds using Adobe Fresco

  • Patterning Artist at ArtFX
    Portland, OR
    May 2014 - September 2015

    ● Drew large scale 350ft+ patterns for advertisement murals utilizing an electro-pounce machine, in preparation for painters to use on site

    ● Clients included Nike, YouTube, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Pope John Francis, and more

  • Art Director/Consultant at 2Kool Productions
    Los Angeles
    January 2010 - Present

    ● Backend and frontend for projects varying from NFT drops to interactive metaverses

    ● Digital painting and animating for various clients using Clip Studio Paint, Procreate, etc.

    ● Sculpting and rigging 3D characters using Blender for 3D animated media formats

    ● Consulting for brand identity (logo design, etc.), web development (front end UI design and

    back end server management) for various clients