Pedro H. Cardoso
Pedro H. Cardoso
Background Design SUpervisor @ PowerHouse Animation
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pedro Henrique S. Cardoso is a Visual Development artist and Illustrator with experience working in Animation, Illustration and Video Games. Pedro has worked on titles such as the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Netflix Castlevania and Seis Manos animation series. Currently he is working as a Background Designer and painter with PowerHouse Animation Studios. He was featured as a Showcase Concept Artist on the Concept Art Awards 2019, for his contributions to the industry working on Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

BFA, Academy of Art University, School of Visual Development, anticipated Fall 2017.

Fine Art Aficionado.
2nd best still life painting award on the Academy of Art’s Spring Show 2015.
Bronze Medal award on the 46th Fine Art Show of the Navy Club of Rio de Janeiro.

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Digital PaintingEnvironment DesignMatte Painting3D ModelingPaintingCharacter Design

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  • Background Design Supervisor at PowerHouse Animation
    United States of America
    November 2021 - Present

    Lead Conceptartist of Background Design team for streaming animated series. Background Design supervisors are responsible for keeping the team on schedule, assigning work for the team, and giving feedback to teammates. The BG Supervisor is also in direct communication with other production departments, as well as reporting to directors. The Backgroun Design team creates concepts, rough block-in models, black and white drawings, and background paintings for the animated series.

  • Background Designer and Painter at PowerHouse Animation Studios
    United States of America
    April 2018 - Present

    Background Designer and Painter on the Netflix anime series Seis Manos season 1.

    Designing, sketching and rough modeling environments in 3D and photoshop. Painting Concept Paintings and Matte Paintings.

  • Background/Layout Artist at PowerHouse Animation Studios
    Austin, United States of America
    April 2018 - Present

    Conception and Painting backgrounds and layouts for 2d Animation TV series such as Castlevania.

  • Concept Artist at Sanzaru Games
    Foster City, United States of America
    January 2018 - March 2018

    Concept Artist designing environment, props and characters for Spyro Reignited Trilogy for PlayStation 4.