Blade Runner, that’s when I was hooked. 

I remember watching it for the first time and thinking, “that’s what I want to do!” And so here I am today, a Designer focused primarily on Conceptual Art, with interests ranging from motion graphics and illustration to matte painting and filmmaking. I am completely in love with the idea of designing the look of cinematic worlds from beginning to end. My favorite part of movie making is that it’s wonderfully collaborative, bringing people from all sorts of backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives together; who through hard work, dedication to the art, and sheer love of what they do, bring movies to life.

Which brings us to the world of toys. The way I see it, designing toys falls into the realm of the fantastic, encompassing everything that I love and turning it into a physical form. I have been blessed to have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry for some of the most fun properties. My well-rounded body of work stays true to my love of design in all aspects of artistic expression and creative development.

Ben Ortiz