(a.k.a. Goosh) is a wandered, a traveler, a "Citizen of the World". He
was born in
and grew up in Patagonia. From an early age, he started doing
graphics on his Commodore 64 at home, painstakingly painting
pixel by pixel. Many years later still in front of a computer he
got a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences from the University of Cape
Town (UCT), South Africa. During his last year at university in 1995, he was
introduced to Multimedia and 3D and there was no looking back
finishing his degree, he moved to Brazil where he carried on
studying 3D animation on his spare time while taking part on
various 3D courses. Later, he moved to London, UK where he worked
for three years as a freelance graphic artist for various hi-tek
companies including Cisco Systems.
moved to Vancouver, BC where after working for a year as a
creative director in a small company, decided to leave his
secure position and go back to school to complete his education.
He studied for six intense months at the Vancouver Film School
in their Character Animation program. After his completion, he
was awarded a scholarship for his efforts in his final film.
of school, he got a position at Lost Boys Studios in Vancouver
working on their 3D department as a visual effects artist doing
Commercial Ads, Game Cinematics and Music Videos. Later on, he made the jump to
EA Canada. He was one of the cinematic animators on DefJam
Vendeta, DefJam Fight for NY and in-game animator on SSX on Tour. He moved on to
Propaganda Games, a Disney Interactive Studio, as the lead
Creature Technical Director where he worked on the new instalment of
He can now be found at DreamWorks working as a character TD on Shrek4 and other upcoming movies.
On his spare time, when he is not climbing mountains, he does freelance jobs in rigging and animation.
Outside of work, Javier is an avid traveler, photographer, skier, and kite-boarder. His photography work can be found in www.javiersolsona.com