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SOMBRA, AKA. Victor Ruano

I'm a Motion Graphics Designer, AI illustrator, Video Editor, and Fine Artist/Painter. I specialize in creating stunning visual communication and motion graphics systems. I strive to create unique and original artwork that is both visually appealing and functionally effective. I love working with clients to bring their vision to life, and I'm always open to new challenges. If you're looking for an artist who can help you create amazing visuals, then please contact me. I'd be happy to discuss your project with you.

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About me

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2024, the year of the Shadow (Sombra)

I am passionate about Motion Design, AI, Filmmaking, Graphic Design and Contemporary Art…

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Nice to meet you! My name is Victor Ruano, but my friends call me Sombra.

I am a cross-media full-time-freelance Graphic Designer, Motion Designer, 2d & 3D Animator, Video Editor, Ai Illustrator, Collagist and Fine Artist/Painter.

My home-base is Richmond, Virginia, but occasionally I find myself traveling to New York City or Los Angeles for freelance gigs.

I love developing remarkable and meaningful visual solutions that overcome aesthetic and communication challenges, regardless of the media, medium, or market. My journey as a Graphic Designer has given me the privilege to work with: NBC Sports & Olympics, NBC Universal, JWT-NYC, 3Round Burst, GRETEL.tv, Suspect Vfx, Mediamonks, Google.

Along the way, I have mastered the tools of my craft; my go-to’s are: Adobe Creative Cloud, Cinema 4D, Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, DALL•E2.

As a visual storyteller, I am constantly creating independent projects, often motivated by personal narratives. My films El Puma de Quelepa (2016), El Cadáver Exquisito (2011) and Ever Amado (2007) have been screened in multiple international film festivals, including The 57th Berlinale Film Festival, The Guadalajara International Film Festival, El Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Mubi.com and have taken me to presentations in several countries around the globe.

I am available for freelance work! Drop me a line; let’s make Motion happen. victor@santasombra.com

To take a look at my demo reel, please, click here.

Gracias compañeros!!!

P.S. Thanks to the Olympics, I am also a four time EMMY Award winner (1, 2, 3, 4).

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