Armand Serrano

Armand Serrano

Senior Visual Development Artist


"I draw, I play, I teach and I pray. Living life with a PURPOSE."

Armand celebrates more than two decades in the animation industry and is currently a Visual Development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He also worked as a conceptual art director and senior visual development for Sony Pictures Animation. He is a lecturer in the field of animation and holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Armand is also involved in game and commercial design commissions on the side.

Credits: Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stich, Brother Bear, Surf’s Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Arthur Christmas, Hotel Transylvania, and Escape from Planet Earth.

Bill Robinson
  • Ricardo Guimaraes

    One of the best courses I’ve ever taken!

  • Tam Dao

    He is a great instructor—I learned a lot from him and I can tell that he is passionate about art and teaching.

  • Travis Mangaoang

    I like how Armand tailored his content to each student specifically to push them as designers. It wasn’t a cookie cutter method; he valued each artist based on their interest, guiding them through each week as time progressed. He’s once-in-a-lifetime artist that truly cares about the artist and their craft.

  • Bhairavi Kulkarni

    It was a pleasure to learn from Armand. He is humble, attentive and very passionate about his work which was very clear in every lecture. He is truly inspirational.

  • Andrey Ivanov

    Great professional, really liked working with him!

  • Samuel Jurkovich

    Great instructor, and I would without a doubt recommend him to other students and even to teach another class.

  • Scott Wilson

    I thought he had taught us well, giving the extra time of the Q&A to help the class how to approach our work, and help us improve.

  • Mark Anthony

    This is my second time taking a class with Armand. I really enjoy his teaching style and love the fact that he always has feedback for our work. His teaching style allows us to become more of a thinking artist which I find a huge plus. On top of the fact that he always shows interest.