Jorge R. Gutierrez is a Mexican writer, director, and cartoonista. Along with his partner and wife, Sandra Equihua, he created the acclaimed animated television series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera for Nickelodeon. Gutierrez and El Tigre have been honored with five Emmy Awards and two Annie awards.
Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Gutierrez is known exploring his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture through his films, cartoons, illustrations and paintings.
He attended the CalArts, where he received his BFA & MFA in Experimental Animation under Jules Engel. There he created the 3D short "Carmelo", which won the 2001 Student Emmy Award in animation and was screened at various festivals around the world, including Kodak's Emerging Filmmakers Program at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. In 2000, Gutierrez worked under animation legend Maurice Noble, for the art direction of "Chuck Jones' Timberwolf" for Warner Bros. In 2001, he began creating "Jorge Gutierrez' El Macho", an animated web series for Sony Pictures.
He has also designed characters several animated series including Nickelodeon's "ChalkZone", WB's "Mucha Lucha", and Disney's "The Buzz on Maggie" for which he was nominated for a 2006 Annie Award in character design. As a writer, he's worked on Scholastic's "The Misadventures of Maya & Miguel" as well as Disney's "Brandy & Mr. Whiskers".
Jorge's unique design style and skills directing both 2D and 3D animation make him a great asset to the 6 Point Media roster.