Ms. Merilly J. Ruglas

About Me

Digital Artists adept in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and After Effects.

Member Since October 2015
Member Type Contributor
AIGA Chapter New Orleans
Title Ms.
Company Blue Tori
Email moc.liamg@5salgurm
Portfolio Site
Field Design/Graphic design
Web design
Motion design

Merilly Johana Ruglas was born in the valley of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where she lived surrounded by mountains most of her life. Her parents divorced when she was two years old and her sister, Daffne Briggitte Ruglas, was only one year old. Growing up in a very strict household, Merilly spent most of her free time in her room drawing, writing and watching Japanese animated series. Some of her favorite animated series are Candy Candy, Magic Knight Reyearth, Future Boy Conan, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Sakura Card Captors, Kaleido Star and Sailor Moon. It was these animated series that inspired Merilly’s early drawings and writings. Nowadays, Merilly’s love for animation has grown with her. She has become very fond of American 3D animated films. Some of her favorites are A Nightmare Before Christmas, Ice Age, Monsters, Inc., Wall.e, Madagascar, Finding Nemo, 9, Meet the Robinsons, The Incredibles, Shrek 1-4, Coraline, How to Train a Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Tangled, Up, Despicable Me, Brave, and The Rise of the Guardians among others. She watches as many animated series as she can. Bleach, Naruto Shippuden and Blood+ are just some of the ones she has recently watched, and they inspired Merilly to create her character Maka, the female heroine in her own animated series project Twin Swords. This animated series is one of her current projects and some of the scenes and themes of the series are drawn straight from Merilly’s childhood and life in Honduras.Merilly is now working towards becoming an animator who is able to reach out to people; touching their lives and inspiring them to make a change for the better in both their lives and their communities. She still lives in New Orleans with her boyfriend, Saravut, and their mini-schnauzer, Jasper.


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