Ruiz was born in Ecuador but moved to New
York City when he was 18. Alberto's first
work was as a freelance political cartoonist, but
since then has worked in nearly every aspect of visual
communications from caricature
identity to editorial illustration to character
design for animation to pin-up
illustrations. In other words, Alberto Ruiz
does it all. And does it well!
I love Alberto's work. His design
and execution is amazing. He knows what to put in
and more importantly what to leave out. Check out Alberto's
Site and I'm sure you'll agree.
You can imagine my surprise when Christmas
rolled around and John Beatty presented me with Alberto's
take on Sly as Rocky. Looks like I'm gonna
have to put John on Sushi Standby a few more
times to return this favor!
Big thanks to Alberto and
[February 6, 2004]