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Cecilia Puglesi


3D Modeler /Art Director /Concept Designer / Illustrator


New York


3D modeler & Visual developer. Passionate about everything that has to do with animation. I am currently a modeler at Blue Sky Studios.



I graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC with an MFA in Computer Art with honors. I also hold a MA in Animation and a M.Sc in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).

What I do.
Modeling, Illustration, Visual development, Art Direction and Direction . Printmaking when I work in the analog world. I like to travel and I take photographs when I do so.

What I want.
There are a lot of people already doing what they have been told to do in order to achieve happiness. I haven´t been successful in that endeavor so far so I am figuring out a backup plan.

Currently I am based in Paris but I work in Ireland at Cartoon Saloon.
Previously in NYC. I shall return to Barcelona.
From Mendoza, Argentina


MFA Computer Art

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY · fall 2013 – 2015

Master in Computer Animation

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Barcelona, Spain · 2011 – 2012

M.Sc. in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Barcelona, Spain · 2008 – 2010

BA Graphic Design

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo

Mendoza, Argentina · 2003 – 2008

2017 Bronze Cube , ADC 96th Annual Awards
2016 Official selection , The Annecy International Animation Film Festival
2016 Annie Award selection , International Animated Film Association
2016 Best Animated 3D short film , Animayo
2015 Semifinalist for the Student Academy Awards , Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
2015 Student Selection , SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 – Computer Animation Festival
2015 MFA Computer Art Award for Academic and Creative Excellence , SVA MFA Computer Art
2015 SVA Alumni Scholarship Award , SVA Alumni Society
2015 Gold medal , Taiwan International Student Design Competition
2015 Second Prize – Outside Japan category , International Students Creative Award
2015 First Prize , View fest 2015 – Torino, Italy
2015 Best animation short , Festival de cine universitario de Puebla (Mexico)
2015 Best animation short , 4th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival
2015 Best animation short , XIV Short Film Festival “El Pecado 2015” (Spain)
2013 Fulbright Award for graduate studies , Fulbright Commission Italy
2008 MAEC-AECID scholarship for master studies , Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1997 1º Prize in the Comic Competition Blanco y Negro , Government of Mendoza, Argentina

Senior Location Designer

Cartoon Saloon

Kilkenny ·


BlueSky Studios

US · July 2017 – Present

Amuse / Millimages

Art Director and Modeling supervisor

Paris, France · Nov 2016 – May 2017

Visual Development


Paris, France · July 2016 – October 2016

3D Modelling, 2D Concept Design


New York · June 2015 – January 2016

Modeling Intern

BlueSky Studios

Connecticut, US · june 2014 – august 2014

Concept Designer

Mago Productions

Barcelona, Spain · 2013 –

Concept Designer for the animated children TV show “Dr. W” second season

Studio Art Teacher

Oxbridge Academic Programs

Barcelona, Spain · 2011 – 2013

I was a Studio Art teacher for three years in Barcelona

Illustrator and Concept Designer

Beta Lab

Graz, Austria · February 2011 – August 2011


Modeling, Illustration, Visual Development, Concept Design, Maya, Photoshop, After Effects


Illustration, Visual Development, Animation, 3D Modeling, Graphic Design