Javier Solsona (a.k.a. Goosh) is a wandered, a traveler, a "Citizen of the World". He was born in Argentina 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 ever since.

After 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.

He finally 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.

Once out 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 Turok.

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