Erwin Madrid was born in the Philippines in 1978 and grew up in San Jose, California. In May 2003, Erwin earned his BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, CA. During his last semester of college, Erwin was hired by PDI/DreamWorks Animation where he contributed production illustrations for the animated feature film, Shrek 2. He later became a visual development artist for the ongoing Shrek franchise and the Madagascar sequel. Erwin has also done conceptual art for the video game industry for titles like Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. In his spare time, Erwin travels and paints whenever he has a chance. He currently lives in the Bay Area where he continues to provide concept art for the entertainment industry.