|Awards||Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Individual in Animation; Annie Award (2013): Production Design in an Animated Television or Other Broadcast Venue Production|
Alberto Mielgo, also known as Alberto Mielgo Nieto, is a Spanish artist. He has been a painter, animation director, art director, designer, and animator. He was the art director for TRON: Uprising.
Mielgo's art is highly detailed, blending photorealism and abstraction.
Born in Madrid, Mielgo has lived in London, Paris, Berlin, and Tokyo, and is currently based in Los Angeles. A self-taught painter, and concept artist, he started out at an animation studio at the age of 18. He is also known for his work on Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003), Dragon Hill (2002), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), and his own project exploring animation through fine arts and original methods, Pinkman.tv.
Mielgo is credited as Background Designer for Beck's Beginning and Art Director for that episode and five others. For one episode, The Stranger, along with his overall work on the show, Mielgo won an Annie Award and an Emmy Award in 2013. Samples of his color-key concept art for Uprising can be viewed on his website.
His work on Uprising started before Legacy was released; he has described the look of the movie "incredible" and "one of the freshest designs" he had seen lately. While he counts Moebius and Syd Mead as strong influences on the final look of Uprising, he tried not to watch the original movie for as long as possible in order to cultivate his own vision for the series before beginning to work on it.
- Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Individual in Animation (for The Stranger)
- Annie Award (2013): Production Design in an Animated Television or Other Broadcast Venue Production (for The Stranger)