Art Director, Wolfwalkers, Cartoon Saloon
Maria Pareja is a Spanish born, Irish based Production Designer and Art Director.
She studied Engineering for three years, realised that wasn't for her and transferred to an Animation Course at U-tad (Madrid, Spain) and hasn't looked back since!
Maria moved to Kilkenny in 2018 to work for her dream studio, Cartoon Saloon. Initially as a Scene Illustrator, before moving into Design, and from there into Production Design on Wolfwalkers. Currently she is art directing a project for GreenPeace.
She has also Illustrated Children's Books for Spanish Publishers SM, as well as pursuing her own animated projects.
Maria is a keen musician, passionate about plants and loves to doodle in her sketchbook for hours on the train.