Mini Bio (1)
Victor Ruano, aka. Sombra was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador. He studied Graphic Design at Dr. José Matías Delgado University. After finishing the program, he continued his studies at The Savannah College of Art and Design, thanks to an International Excellency Scholarship awarded by the president of the college. He completed two Master's programs, one in Computer Art, with a focus in Motion Graphics and the second in Film and Television.
He is a TWO time EMMY® Award winning Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics Animator, Visual Artist & Filmmaker.
He have had worked in a very diverse range of multidisciplinary environments and projects, in many different countries around the globe: from the Olympics with NBC (He has Beijing 08, Vancouver 10 & London 12 under his belt already, and soon Sochi/Russia 2014); to ad campaigns for Microsoft, Nike, Coca Cola, Macy's, Jet Blue, Xerox, and Fruit of the Loom, among others; to large, mid & small size Motion Graphics studios in NYC & Los Angeles (Two cities where he has lived and worked as a Freelancer) with clients such as TeenNick Halo Awards, Sundance, Ferrari, Centrum, De Beers Jewelry, Bravo Channel, Bloomberg, Bow Tie Cinemas, NBC Sports, NHL, NFL; to his personal work which encompasses illustration, visual art, and film-making (shorts and feature films).
His films El Cadáver Exquisito (2011), Ever Amado (2007) & La hescritora (2004) have been screened in multiple international film festivals, including The Berlinale, Guadalajara FF, La Habana FF, Mubi.com, Newfilmmakers NYC, Anthology Archives NYC, EL Paso TX Film Festival, Icaro in Central America, S.U.R.G.E. FF, Künstlerhauskino Wien- Iberoamerikanische Filmtage, Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, and the North Carolina Film Festival among others. These three movies have taken him to screenings, presentations and lectures in Brazil, Argentina, Greece, USA, Austria, Cuba, Chile, Uruguay, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Germany, Venezuela, Canada, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia, Peru, Belize and Spain.
Victor runs his design studio called Santasombra in Los Angeles Metro area.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: MUBI