Spotlight On: Disney Store Artist Gerald Mendez

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All this week, we are taking a look at the Disney artists behind the Robots Vinylmation series. Make sure to check out Robots Explained, Robots Uncovered and Podcast Ep. 30 for more Robots coverage.

Gereld Mendez
Senior Designer
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After his graphic design education in Mexico City, Mexico, Gerald Mendez came to the US in 1986 where he undertook the challenge to master as many techniques as possible to improve the quality of his work, including Professional Airbrush and Digital Illustration. In 2006, Gerald joined the Disney Store team and recent he created Ignition Bot, Security Bot and Steampunk Bot from the Vinylmation Robots series.

Ignition Bot 3″

A fan of fantasy art of all kinds, Gerald has an extensive collection of unique collectible figurines including custom airbrushed Vinylmation. He even airbrushed an amazing snowboard with all the Disney Villains! In his spare time, Gerald operates his art studio called “Aerografika” in Chino, CA.

What are some other Vinylmation Gerald Mendez has designed?

NYC Graffiti
NYC Exclusive
Old Witch
Villains 1
Julius 9″
Villains 1
Minnie Mouse Jr.
Villains 1

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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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So far he has greatly proved himself as a brilliant vinylmation artist! He is very talented at using the vinyl shape plus he’s created the best of the robots. I totally look forward to further designs from him.


I really enjoy all of Gerald Mendez’s vinylmation designs; they are very detailed (the apple on the Old Hag, and the gloves on Julius are a great example of his attention to detail).