Derick Ramirez is a 22 year old computer art student at the School of Visual arts. He was born and raised in the Bronx. He started his freshmen year as a cartooning major but realized that his passion lied in animation during the end of his sophomore year. Curious to know more about the 3D animation business, he switched majors and re-did his Junior year at SVA. Derick enjoyed learning how to animate in 3D and even though the work was difficult, it proved to be rewarding after finishing his final thesis project. Derick is interested in exploring his new skills and talents in all forms of animation and hopes to have his own cartoon show someday on a popular children's television network. Derick enjoys drawing, painting and playing video games. He fantasizes about becoming a chef during his spare time.