Julio Garcia is a native of Costa Rica and of Puerto Rican descent and has lived in Los Angeles since 1988, having started his art education in his native country, Julio received his Bachelor of Visual Communications Degree from Platt College in Eagle Rock California and took additional digital illustration training at DHIMA, Digital Hollywood School of Media Arts in Santa Monica California. His bi-cultural background and art training has led him to a number of opportunities, he has worked for major companies like Disney, where he spent a few years working in house and as a contractor, as well as studios involved in producing art for the video games and entertainment industries, he also worked as a computer graphics instructor for a couple of years and has been tutoring young and adult artists in digital painting for several years. Julio currently works for a studio that creates artwork for Hasbro, Disney and Warner Studios.