Gabriel Valles

Gabriel Valles

Art director in Austin, Texas

About Gabriel

I am the Founder of, an online Arts and Media School with the mission of reestablishing the apprenticeship system on a global scale and eliminating all of the bureaucratic, political, and financial obstacles present in education.

I was trained at the Joe Kubert School in Narrative Art and Animation where drawing 12 hours a day was the norm. After completing school, I soon found work at Heart of Texas Productions as an Animator doing traditional hand-drawn Animation for features films like Space Jam, Quest for Camelot, The King And I, TV commercials, and original animated series.

Since then I have worked in many different fields from Animation to Video Games, Multimedia, Comic books, Illustration, Character design, and Toy Design. Some notable projects include developing new original character designs for the Spyro franchise, A television commercial I animated in Anime style that ran during the Daytona 500 for Coke/NASCAR, The comic book Amazing Gospel that is expected to reach a print run of two million in several different languages, And feature animation of the lead characters in key scenes in the King and I.

I have worked on over 30 Video games, 6 Feature films, 2 comic books, and dozens of various projects in every medium.

My expanded skills include Concept art, Character design, Illustration, 3D modeling, Art Director. I am also an expert in production management and have developed production processes from scratch, integrating teams with different competencies to work as a coherent team. All of my projects have come in on-time and on budget.

Specialties: Art Direction, Production Management/Streamlining, Process creation, 2-D Animation, Character Design, Illustration, Concept Art, Toy Design, Storyboards, Comic Book Art, 3-D Animation, 3-D modeling.

Name: Gabriel Valles

Lives in: Austin, Texas

Occupation: Art Director


  • Zynga Slots

    Zynga Slots (2013)
    Video Game by Nathan Ratcliffe (Adventure and Game-Show) Art department, Art director Zynga Slots is a free-to-play social game on Facebook that reimagines slots by taking players on a storybook adventure that goes beyond the typical pull of a lever, marrying real-time synchronous gameplay, whimsical animations, surprise group windfalls and new ways to play with friends. Bringing the energy of a real casino floor online, Zynga Slots puts players in the thick of the action in slot rooms of up to 150 players - letting players play side-by-side with existing friends, while also making new friends. To start, players adopt pet personas that represent them in the game as they traverse trails in the many whimsical levels, such as Enchanted Forest, Aurora Dreams, Pet Park, FarmVille, High Noon, Atlantis, Treasure of Anubis, House of Fangs, Mayan Mayhem, Bon Appétit, Gangland Noir and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Whether transforming into the beautiful Snow Princess, the Savage Werewolf, the Cowardly Lion, the adorable Chihuahua or the epic Forest Spirit, each pet holds special ... Written by Anonymous

  • The King and I

    The King and I (1999)
    Film by Richard Rich (Animation, Family, Fantasy and Musical) Animation department Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

  • Quest for Camelot

    Quest for Camelot (1998)
    Film by Frederik Du Chau (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama and 3 More) Animation department During the times of King Arthur, the story of an adventurous brave girl, named Kayley, whose father, a Knight of the Round Table, is killed by Sir Ruber, a maniacal brute who steals Excalibur and ultimately threatens to seize King Arthur's Camelot. Kayley enlists the blind, reclusive knight-aspirant Garrett and a young blind hermit and a goofy two headed dragon to brave the Enchanted Forest and retrieve the magic sword, and their adventure is also of course fraught with danger. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

  • Francesco's Friendly World: The Gifts of Christmas

    Francesco's Friendly World: The Gifts of Christmas (1997)
    Video by Sam Fleming (Family) Animation department

  • Francesco's Friendly World: The Broken Cross

    Francesco's Friendly World: The Broken Cross (1996)
    Film (short) by Sam Fleming (Animation and Family) Animation department

  • Francesco's Friendly World: The Last Stone

    Francesco's Friendly World: The Last Stone (1996)
    Video by Sam Fleming (Family) Animation department

  • Space Jam

    Space Jam (1996)
    Film by Joe Pytka (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 3 More) Animation department Swackhammer, owner of the amusement park planet Moron Mountain is desperate get new attractions and he decides that the Looney Tune characters would be perfect. He sends his diminutive underlings to get them to him, whether Bugs Bunny & Co. want to go or not. Well armed for their size, Bugs Bunny is forced to trick them into agreeing to a competition to determine their freedom. Taking advantage of their puny and stubby legged foes, the gang selects basketball for the surest chance of winning. However, the Nerdlucks turn the tables and steal the talents of leading professional basketball stars to become massive basketball bruisers known as the Monstars. In desperation, Bugs Bunny calls on the aid of Micheal Jordan, the Babe Ruth of Basketball, to help them have a chance at winning their freedom. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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