Mario Ruiz is an accomplished Art Director, Painter, Illustrator, and has worked for:

Major League Baseball • 20th Century Fox • Marvel Comics • Ogilvy & Mather

Young & Rubicam • Wunderman Thompson Macmillan/ McGraw Hill • American Bible Society CBS/Showtime • High 5 Games • Pearson Education • Double Day Publishing • Oxford Publishing Concept Farm Impact Group • Saatchi & Saatchi • McCann/Harte Hanks

R. H. Macy & Co. • Kingstone Media

Proficiencies in:

Art Direction | Game Design | Studio Management | Storyline Development  | Photoshoots

Direction & Cinematography | Brand Development  | Multi-Media Illustration Story Boards & Animatics | Digital Painting  | Website Development  |  Project Planning   

Animation Sculpture | Prosthetic Make up Design

Awards & Recognition

2021 Winner of H. Carl McCall SUNY Museum Competition. 2007 National Jewish Book Award, Children’s and Young Adults Literature | Gold Medal Winner Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award | Gold Medal Winner 2007 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Non-Fiction Young Adult | USA Book News Best Book Award 2007, Political Science