Years Experience: 16
Baldwin was born in Paraguay, with an environmental activist for a mother, and an artist as his father. When he was 15, he decided to experiment with computer graphics and taught himself some basic 3d animation. After creating a bunch of meaningless but uber-cool exploding letters with light effects with 3d studio max, he met Christian Chena, who ran the multimedia magazine Hypermedia, the first of its kind in Paraguay. He worked for Hypermedia as a multimedia designer, creating animated intros for the CD that came with the magazine. Soon enough the company grew and started getting jobs for website design and interactive design all over the country.
The company evolved into Chena Ventures Inc, for which Baldwin worked mostly as a web designer for several years, specializing in Search Engine Optimization, design, and architecture. He worked in the design for top Hispanic domains such as: animacion.com, juegos.com, paraguay.com, cocina.com, horoscopo.com, peliculas.com, viajes.com, fotos.com, and sitios.com.
In 2002 (age 19), Baldwin moved to the US to study at the Columbus College of Art & Design, in Columbus, OH. He was going to major in advertising and graphic design but his interest for animation came back to him. After changing his major to animation, he has since focused completely in filmmaking. After finishing his degree at CCAD, he moved to Los Angeles to get an MFA in animation at UCLA. Joaquin Baldwin is an Annie Award nominee director and animator. Living in Los Angeles, he is now finishing his MFA in animation at UCLA. He has received over 60 international awards for his animated films 'Sebastian's Voodoo' and 'Papiroflexia.'
University of California, Los Angeles, 2006 — 2009.
Columbus College of Art & Design, BFA, Animation, 2002 — 2006.
Spoken Languages: English