Megan Rose Ruiz

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Megan Rose Ruiz is a traditional painter and illustrator. A graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, they have worked as character designer and visual development artist for animation companies such as Illumination, DreamWorks Animation, and Sony Pictures Animation.[1] Ruiz states that they "prefer working on shows when they're still in development" in order to leave a more personal mark on a project.[1] Outside of their contractual work, Ruiz performs commissions[2] and produces prints for sale on their website.

For an estimated 6 to 8 months,[3] Ruiz was involved in the production of Illumination's The Super Mario Bros. Movie as a visual development artist,[1][4] being listed in the movie's staff roll as a "general designer".[5] They claim the role entailed drawing many Toads.[4]

Super Mario-related artwork[edit]

The Super Mario Bros. Movie artwork[edit]

Personal work[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c Goldie Chan (February 6, 2023). Drawing Artistic Inspiration With Illustrator Megan Rose Ruiz. Forbes. Retrieved April 5, 2023. (Archived March 14, 2023, 09:55:59 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  2. ^ About. Retrieved April 5, 2023. (Archived March 12, 2023, 06:42:25 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  3. ^ meganroseruiz (October 4, 2022). I was on this project for a good 6-8 months!! Twitter. Retrieved April 5, 2023. (Archived April 6, 2023, 01:11:19 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  4. ^ a b meganroseruiz (October 4, 2022). I worked on this as a visdev artist! I drew a LOT of toads lol. Twitter. Retrieved April 5, 2023. (Archived October 4, 2022, 19:01:19 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  5. ^ Daniel Süki (April 5, 2023). Super Mario Bros. Movie end credits. YouTube. Retrieved April 5, 2023.