Jorge R. Gutierrez is a Mexican writer, director, and designer. Along with his wife and muse, 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 a Reuben Award, six Emmy Awards and two Annie awards.
Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Gutierrez is known for exploring his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture through his films, cartoons and paintings.
CalArts BFA 1997 Experimental Animation
CalArts MFA 2000 Experimental Animation
Gutierrez won an Emmy and Annie for his El Tigre character designs.
He has also designed characters for several animated series including Cartoon Network’s “Class of 300”, Nickelodeon’s “Chalk Zone”, WB’s “Mucha Lucha”, and Disney’s “Ying Yang Yo!” and “The Buzz on Maggie”.