2020, the year of the Shadow (Sombra)

About me

I am passionate about Motion Design, Film-making, Graphic Design and Contemporary Art…

Hello there and welcome. Nice to meet you! My name is Victor Ruano, but my friends called me Sombra.

I am a cross-media full-time-freelance

My home-base is Los Angeles, California, but occasionally I find myself traveling to New York City 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 Designer has given me the privilege to work with

Along the way, I have mastered the tools of my craft; my go-to’s are

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

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

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

Gracias compañeros!!!


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

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