Carlos Espinosa was born in Bogota, Colombia. He studied graphic design and visual effects at LaSalle College of Arts; in addition, he studied Autodesk 3D Maya, 3D integration and commercials composition. He took courses at FXPHD on color grading for films and commercials, as well as visual effects integration on films and commercials, identity design for TV channels and special effects supervision.
He began to work for TV channels in 1991, where he started as assistant director on many productions in Colombia, while being the first one to know how to operate the Avid editing system in Colombia. He transitioned to making finished products with Avid in 1995. He has vast experience on Avid Ds Nitris, After Effects, Toxic, Autodesk Maya, Nuke, Autodesk Smoke, Autodesk Flame, and color grading on Davinci Resolve version 8 as well!
He worked for TC-POST (FOX-TeleColombia), where his commercial Lojack (caught) got into the short list of Cannes Lions and earned the golden award from the FIAP at the London International Awards. He also received the golden award for his commercial Loza Crem (Hands); from Iberoamérica for the best campaign, a silver award for the DaVivienda commercial (Subcampeones); a bronze award for his commercial of UNICEF (Child Abuse); and a silver award for his commercial of National Geographic (Copying Machine) at the New York film Festival. In 2010 he earned the PromaxBDA golden award for the publishing campaign he made to promote the 2010 World Soccer Cup at the Caracol television channel.