Danny Encabo was born on the 14th of July 1966 in Manila, Philippines.
He graduated at PWU Institute of Fine Arts and Design with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Advertising. He joined various art competitions, such as the Instituto Cervantes’ (Spanish Cultural Center in the Philippines) Letras Y Figuras Painting competition where he was recognized and given an Honourable Mention in 1986. The following year, he was awarded First Prize in the 1987 Letras Y Figuras Painting competition. In 1990, his entry in the Commission on Human Rights On-the-Spot Painting competition, was presented with an Honourable Mention.
After college, he was invited to become an Apprentice by his Professor Manuel Rodriguez Jr., pioneer printmaker (son of Manuel Rodriguez Sr. - Father of print making in the Philippines). After his experience with print making, he worked with Fil-Cartoons, where he started his career in the field of Animation and was involved in the making of TV series such as Snorkels, Smurfs, Winnie the Pooh and Police Academy, as an assistant animator. He then worked with other Animation companies as an Animator and Lay-out Artist. Some of the shows he had worked on are Dream Stone, Batman, Biker Mice, 101 Dalmatians, Lilo and Stitch, Kim Possible and Curious George among others. In Toon City Animation Company, he got to work on some Feature Films produced by Walt Disney such as Belle’s Magical Story, Tarzan and Jane, Emperor’s New Groove and Lion King 2.
In 2011, he was one of the few Lay-out artists who worked on the animated scenes of the award winning film titled “Pinta kasi” produced by Gov. Imee Marcos (daughter of the former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos)
At present he is a freelance Visual artist and enjoys painting with Oil and Acrylic as a medium. As a member of the Art Association of the Philippines, he joins some art exhibitions organized by the group. Currently, he is also a member of the Tuesday Group of Artists.
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