Born and raised in Santiago de Chile. Ricardo Villavicencio is a New York City-based Art director, Designer, Illustrator, and Original content creator.

He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.


Prior to starting his independent practice, Ricardo worked several years as an Art/Creative director at the Chilean Studio agency Leche.
During this time he was also a frequent guest lecturer at several design universities.

In 2008, Ricardo was invited to join the celebrated Animation Design studio, Brand New School, in New York.
For five years he designed and art directed many remarkable commercial projects for global brands while at BNS.

In 2013, Ricardo started his independent practice to focus on his own design work and projects.

In 2016, he began creating original animated content expanding the discipline of his practice while still collaborating with top creatives shops and clients from all around.

Throughout the years Ricardo’s work has been shown and recognized by principal awards and publications from the field.
Some include:
AICP, Clio, David Ogilvy Foundation, FIAP, Kidscreen, Ojo Iberoamerica, One Show. / Annecy Festival, Communication Arts, Computer Arts, IdN, Print, Stash.

About the approach:
Interested in exploratory research, Villavicencio's approach is highly influenced by Art-Making. His ideas are often delivered through design to bring original solutions to a wide variety of projects.

About teaching:
University level educator, and based on his research, Ricardo holds twice a year an immersive design workshops for creatives at SVA.

Ricardo has worked in Santiago de Chile, Los Angeles, New York, and London.

He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Art Direction, Animated Content Creation, Branding, Character Development, Dossier Series Design, Editorial Illustration, Motion Graphics, Print, Publications, Website.

For Content:
Full-service animated content across all platforms from ideation to production.

Selected brands: BBC,Cadbury Cartoon Network, Coke, Facebook, Google, Nickelodeon, Nike Spotify, School of Visual Arts.

For project inquiries and collaborations, please contact