Louie del Carmen

Born and raised in the Philippines, LOUIE DEL CARMEN Began drawing at a very young age emulating cartoons, comics and movies of the era.  In 1983 he studied Commercial Art and received an Associate Degree at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.  In 1989 at the age of 21 he and his brothers moved to the United States and after a brief career detour, Louie landed his first job in animation in 1995 as a character designer at Hollywood boutique animation studio Klasky-Csupo.  Eager to test his skills as a film maker and story teller, Louie transitioned to storyboarding in 1998 and after several years, also took on leadership roles as a supervisor and director.  Some of the notable television projects he’s worked on include “Rugrats” “Invader Zim“, “Kim Possible“, “Drawn Together” and “The Mighty B!”

In 2007 he made the move to feature films and joined the story crew at Dreamworks SKG where he worked on some of their preeminent projects such as “Kung Fu Panda“, “The Croods” and “Captain Underpants”  In 2012 Louie returned to directing series for television on Dreamworks’ award winning “Dragons: Riders of Berk” based on the hit animated film “How to Train your Dragon

Louie went on to work at Sony Pictures Animation in Culver City in the fall of 2015 where he became the head of story on the 2017 holiday release “The Star”,  about a diminutive donkey who plays a pivotal role in ‘the greatest story ever told’.  Concurrently he also lent his story skills to the Academy Award winning “Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse”

2016 marked another milestone in Louie’s career when he joined the story department at Walt Disney Animation where he worked on FROZEN 2″  which went on to smash box office records worldwide

Now in his 25th year in animation, Louie has garnered a reputation as a creative storyteller, dependable artist and consummate professional with a wide artistic range.  His credits are as varied as the art he tackles, which include self publishing and illustration.  Highlighted by his graphic novel “Steel Noodles“, his privately printed stories and sketchbooks have impressed and delighted the independent publishing community in venues such as Comic-Con San Diego, The Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco and The Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle

He is currently serving as a director and story artist at Skydance Animation in Los Angeles, California

Career Highlights




For WALT DISNEY ANIMATION:  Frozen 2 (2019)

For SONY PICTURES ANIMATION:  Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (2018)

For DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: Kung Fu Panda, Secrets of the Furious Five Megamind, Kung Fu Panda 2, Secrets of the Masters, Rise of the Guardians, The Croods, Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll, Captain Underpants (2017 release)

SERIES DIRECTOR:  Rugrats, Rocket Power, Dreamworks’ DRAGONS: Riders of Berk, DRAGONS: Defenders of Berk

STORYBOARD ARTIST:   Rugrats, Invader Zim, Kim Possible, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, American Dragon: Jake Long, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Drawn Together, Justice League: The New Frontier, The Mighty B!


LEAD DESIGNER:   Tomb Raider: Re/Visioned (web series)

GRAPHIC NOVEL / COMICS:  Steel Noodles Number 1 (2010)  Girl n Robot: Boomtown (2011) Steel Noodles Number 2 (2012) Baron County (2013)

SKETCHBOOKS:  The Wayward Traveller (2006), Alternating Currents (2008) MUSE Volume 1 (2013)

FEATURED ON:  SWALLOW Vol. 3 by Ashley Wood, Various Artists (2007),  DRAWING INSPIRATION: Visual Artists at Work by Michael Fleischman (2010)

MENTORING / INSTRUCTION:    STORY DEVELOPMENT – Concept Design Academy Pasadena (2013-current), STORY – Academy of Art San Francisco (2011), 


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