Gino Valencia




Gino Valencia is a Tutor on the Certificate of Creative Media Program at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation. This foundational course allows students to explore and develop entry level skills in the disciplines of Design, Film, Animation and Interactive Technologies in order to make informed decisions about which higher education programme to pursue.

Over his many years studying and gaining industry experience, Gino has worked as a storyboard artist for television, including Season 3 of ‘Kura (2022) as well as an animator for various promotional shorts for companies such as Spark, and Penguin Books.

Gino is currently illustrating comic books for local clients highlighting environmental issues and Aotearoa’s native wildlife. The stories are written in collaboration with iwi from Whangarei and presented in Te Reo. The goal is to introduce New Zealand’s native culture to the next generation, engaging them through this medium and exploring their local wildlife and history through a superhero context.


Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Animation

Animation College, Auckland, New Zealand, 2016

Diploma in Digital Media

Animation College, Auckland, New Zealand, 2015

Diploma in Applied Animation

Animation College, Auckland, New Zealand, 2014

Diploma in Animation and Digital Video

Natcoll, Auckland, New Zealand, 2012

Certificate in Digital Media (iCreate)

Natcoll, Auckland, New Zealand, 2011



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