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Desert cryptid "Aki Ruiz" is a multi-disciplined animator, illustrator, and comic artist whose vibrant work tells stories of worlds in-between.  He grew up in the eternal summertime of

San Jose, California, and currently resides in rainy Portland, Oregon. He has a BFA degree in animation/illustration from San Jose State University, where he graduated magna cum laude.


He likes to spend his time going to haunted restaurants, drawing in cozy teahouses, exploring vast forests and deserts, plein air painting, and putting angry eyebrows on everything. 

Aki is currently freelancing but is looking for full-time work. 



Interested in working together?

Contact him at:

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