Juan Carlos Valdez is an Artist that specializes in animation, cg modeling, character design, and concept art. Originally from Miami, Florida, Juan Carlos developed his talents by engulfing himself in art and animation. Juan Carlos graduated from the Ai Miami International University of Art and Design with a BFA and MFA in Computer Animation. He has appeared on both the dean's list and president's list multiple times. While in college, Juan Carlos commenced his career in animation working as a freelance artist with many companies local to South Florida. Soon after graduating, Juan Carlos enrolled in an internship program with WFOR Channel 4 News which led into an entry level job. Later, Juan became a teacher for the Miami-Dade Public Schools where he taught art, art history, and graphic design. He soon went back to the film making and animation field and began working with Accord Video Productions in Miami. At Accord Video Productions he worked many companies such as Sony, Discovery Channel, Burger King, The History Channel, and others. He continues to work as a freelance artist in which he has worked with many major companies in the local and foreign markets.