General info

San Diego

Ron Padua is a San Diego based Artist. He studied Illustration and Entertainment Design at the Art Center College of Design and began freelancing as a concept designer and storyboard artist for clientele such as The Aspect Ratio, RG/LA, J. Walter Thompson, Blind Visual Propaganda and New Wave Entertainment. He then landed a lead designer position at the Los Angeles based broadcast production company TZLA. Ron worked on network ID’s, brands, on-air promos and main titles for companies such as the Sci-fi Channel, Discovery Channel, HBO, ABC, FX channel and Hollywood squares just to name a few. From 2000 to 2011 he worked at Sony Computer Entertainment of America as the Art Director and Lead Concept Artist for Sony’s Visual Arts Service group in San Diego developing cinematics for 1st party Playstation Video games and is now currently working as a freelance artist and creative consultant.

Career Objective

  • To Contribute to the vast growing world of Entertainment Design and to create new concepts and ideas through innovative Design and Art Direction.


  • 15+ years of experience in Video Game Cinematics, Concept Design, Art Direction,Broadcast design, Illustration and Graphic Arts.

    Ability to manage and art direct internal and outsource teams to effectively solve problems and to meet tight deadlines and budgets.

    Creative and highly-motivated individual.

    Clean, tight and fast comps from start to finish.

    Strong Illustration and design abilities.

    Software: Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Final Cut, Maya
    Game Engines: Unity, Havok


  • Illustration / Entertainment Design
    Pasadena, Ca
    Jun 1994 - May 1996
    Art Center College Of Design

  • Graphic Design
    San Diego, Ca
    Sep 1992 - Jun 1993
    San Diego City College

  • Fashion Design
    San Diego, Ca
    Sep 1991 - Sep 1992
    Mesa Community College

  • Fine Art
    Visalia, Ca
    Sep 1988 - Jun 1990
    College of the Sequoias


  • Creative Consultant / Owner
    San Diego, Ca.
    Jun 1998 - Present
    Ron Padua Designs

    Creative Consultant services for various industries. Art Direction, Graphic Design, Concept Illustration, Video Game artist for Mobile or console, Website design, Wireframes, Logo and Branding.

  • CTE (Career Technical Educator) Graphic Arts Teacher
    San Diego, CA.
    Oct 2015 - Oct 2017
    San Diego County of Education

    CTE (Career Technical Educator) Graphic Arts Teacher for Juvenile Court and Community Schools.

  • Graphic Design Instructor
    San Diego, CA.
    Aug 2016 - Jan 2017
    Jacobs Center

    Graphic Design Instructor for Jacobs Center Creative Careers Program.

  • Graphic Designer
    San Diego, CA
    Sep 2016 - Present
    Goldfish Consulting

    Design Consultant for Nanomedical Diagnostics re-brand campaign.

  • Freelance Designer / Consultant
    Seattle, Washington
    Nov 2012 - Present
    Starbuck Coffee Corporation

    Freelance Designer / Consultant for visual campaign.

  • Art Director
    San Diego, CA
    Jan 2014 - Feb 2014

    Contract Art Director for HG Motorsports Branding and Website re-design

  • Art Director / Design Consultant
    San Diego, CA
    Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
    SDI Radiology

    Art Director and Design Consultant for website re-design.

  • Concept Designer
    San Diego, CA
    Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
    Premier Fits / Premium Cut and Sew Headwear

    Lead Designer for Comic Con 2014 themed headgear.

  • Concept Designer
    La Jolla, CA
    Jul 2013 - Oct 2013
    CG Creative

    Design look development storyboards for Microsoft EPG Parthner Groups presentation.
    Design character illustrations for ACI internal presentation.

  • Concept Artist / Game Designer
    San Diego, CA
    Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
    South Bird Studios

    Concept Artist and Game Designer for Children's Educational Social App NUMBER MONKEYS.

  • Freelance Concept Artist
    Los Angeles, CA
    Apr 2012 - May 2012
    The Shadow Gang

    Creation of green screen background plates for on-line video game.

  • Logo Designer
    San Diego, CA
    Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
    Arteisa Day Spa and Salon

    Logo re-design.

  • Logo Designer
    Los Angeles, CA
    May 2012 - Jun 2012

    Logo Design for Scientific Social App.

  • Art Director / Design Consultant
    Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
    Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
    Eddie Aikau Restaurant and Surf Museum

    Art Director / Design Consultant for Eddie Aikau Restaurant and Surf Museum.

  • Cinematic Art Director / Lead concept Artist
    San Diego, CA
    Apr 2000 - Apr 2011
    Sony Comupter Entertainment America

    Art Directing and creating Concept Art for 1st party Playstation Video Game Cinematics.

    Credited Playstation software titles for PS1,PS2, PS3, PSP Franchises and sequels:

    Killzone Liberation
    God of war
    Playstation Move Heros
    Jax and Daxter
    Rachet and Clank
    Twisted Metal
    Uncharted Motion Comics
    Motorstorm Apocalypse Motion comics
    MLB The Show
    NBA Shootout
    NFL Gameday
    NCAA Gamebreaker
    Downhill Domination
    ATV fury
    The Mark of Kri
    Rise to Honor

  • Broadcast Designer / Storyboard Artist
    Los Angeles, CA
    Jun 1999 - Apr 2000
    Freelance Broadcast Designer and Storyboard Artist

    Broadcast Designer and Storyboard Artist

    Client List:

    Blind Visual Propaganda
    New Wave Entertainment
    False Flag Productions
    Romane Cameron Design
    Rysher Entertainment
    Boyd Communications
    J. Walter Thompson
    K2 Communication
    Koch/Herbruck Productions
    Alcone Marketing Group
    Cente Service Corp

  • Broadcast Designer / Motion Graphic Artist
    Los Angeles, CA
    May 1996 - Jun 1999
    Telezign Los Angeles

    Broadcast Designer / Motion Graphic Artist

    Client List:

    L Squared
    Standing O
    Sci-Fi Channel
    Picture This
    Aspect Ratio