My name is Gilad Franco and I am an illustrator, 3D modeler and visual development artist. My journey as an illustrator started with a passion for movies and television. I always loved visual media but I only realized in high school that I could make a career out of it. When my entire cast failed to show up for the first day of shooting on one of my films, I decided to portray all of the characters myself. While compositing the film together I realized that I was much more interested in visual effects and so I decided to pursue animation as a career. After attending San Jose State University, I fell in love with visual development and illustration. Since then I have been working tirelessly to hone my craft, specifically the craft of character design and story construction. I now work in New York City as a freelance illustrator and 3D artist and I’m thrilled everyday by the inspiration the city provides.