Manuel is an award-winning artist with over twenty years of industry experience. After completing a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Manuel worked as a Computer Engineer, Multimedia Artist and Web Developer. Utilising his niche skill set, Manuel joined the visual effects industry in 2003 and worked as a VFX Artist at Next Limit, Project Manager at LaNetro Zed, before launching his own company Oddmood in 2007.

Manuel joined El Ranchito in 2015 as FX Supervisor. His optimistic, creative and analytical mindset, has seen him swiftly rise through the ranks and cement himself as a key member of the El Ranchito team. In his current role as Director of Studio, Manuel manages & coordinates the 3D, 2D, FX, Pipeline and R&D teams.