Angelo Vilar (AKA Ansirone) is a Los Angeles-based Art Director/ Animation Designer/ Illustrator. He currently works at Nickelodeon Animation Studios as a Background Designer for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He honed his craft at Six Point Harness Studios for more than a decade and was also one of the early founding members of the studio. He has also worked freelance for various studios such as Goldenwolf, Warner Bros. Animation, Bento box, Wildbrain Inc, Amazon Studios and a few other design/film/web startups.
He values good design and creativity. He is versatile and can adapt due to his deep respect for traditional fundamentals of art, animation and illustration He believes that aesthetics and design is dependent on what and how the story is being told. He respects traditional classic mediums while incorporating them to the contemporary digital revolution.
Outside of doing creating art and working in animation, he enjoys spending time with his wife and playing with his toddler, collecting sneakers, and playing video games.