Joaquín Baldwin was born in Paraguay, where he learned animation and computer graphics mostly by watching online tutorials.
At age 19, he moved to the US to study film and animation, where he received a BFA from CCAD, and an MFA from UCLA. He was the recipient of a full scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
His short films (Sebastian’s Voodoo, The Windmill Farmer, Papiroflexia, Better Days) have won over 100 awards and honors at festivals and competitions such as Cannes, the Student Academy Awards, Cinequest, and USA Film Festival. Soon after receiving his master's degree, he began working at the Walt Disney Animation Studios as a CG Layout Artist, then as a Layout Supervisor, and later as a Director of Cinematography, working on films such as Encanto, Zootopia, Frozen, Wish, and Moana.
Never content with sticking to his lane, Joaquín has experience as a professional photographer, illustrator, comic artist, web designer, and 3D designer, and in the past few years he has been dedicating every second of his free time to developing his own series of epic fantasy novels, the Noss Saga. His varied skillset came in handy when developing his fantasy saga, allowing him to create his own illustrations, maps, 3D models, book covers, website, and even his own language (phonetics, runes, and all).
He has been working at Disney for the past 12 years, and currently lives in Los Angeles.