Ricky Baba


  • Born and raised in Toronto, Canada.
  • Educated at Sheridan College in Classical Animation.
  • Currently an Art Director at Kiwi Inc. A Mobile Gaming company.
  • Former Artist at DreamWorks Animation.

My education and experience is an eclectic blend of traditional and computer arts. I am a classically trained artist with a computer skillset that was realized and crafted on my own and on the job. I have 8 years of professional studio experience with an emphasis on Texture Painting, Material and Fur/Hair setup ("Surfacing" as we call it at DreamWorks).

Most recently I took the plunge and joined Kiwi Inc., a Mobile Gaming startup in Palo Alto, CA. I am an Art Director and I manage a team of artists and decide what the games will look like.

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.


LinkedIn profile

IMDB page interview interview

Gamasutra blog post


  • Art Director
  • Supervisor
  • Animation
  • Texturing
  • CG Artist
  • Visual Effects
  • Computer Graphics
  • Feature Films
  • Mobile Gaming


  • Photoshop
  • Maya
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • html
  • css
  • texturing
  • surfacing