I live in the glorious glitter and shame that is Las Vegas, Nevada. During the day, I work for a production company crafting presentations that sell the dream; not mine, but someone else’s. I believe that anyone can be creative or have great ideas, but expressing them... well, that's where I come in. I'd like to think that being an artist is similar to being a detective or psychic. Learning what the client wants (and also what they need) can be a challenging task, and creating the solution can be the greatest reward.
Like many artists, I started at a young age. Sure, I had crayons, pencils, and paint, but there were other accounts of my childhood artistry. I was told I once used the fresh paint of a new car door as a canvas for an abstract rock etching (Sorry Mom!).
Despite the many mistakes made in the pursuit of art, my family encouraged me to apply for The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. I learned to paint with a variety of classical media, though I feel the greatest lesson was learning to accept and contribute meaningful criticism. My efforts were rewarded when I had received credit for my AP Studio Art 2D design portfolio.
Eventually I went back to school and attended The Art Institute of Las Vegas. Within three years, I received my Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design as well as “Best in Show” for the graduating class portfolio show. I’ve since worked for a wedding photography studio, a graphic design agency, and a production company. During the day, I craft presentations selling the dream. During the night, I create my own—Some of them live here.
Cups of Coffee
This shirt was designed for Catalina Island’s 35th Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup, one of the largest annual dive events in Southern California.
Coke banners designed for a convenience store owned by Pit Stop Oil Company in Las Vegas, NV.
Illustrations commissioned by Brian Zana for his children's book, designed/published by XLIBRIS, and sold on Amazon.
Golden Gaming machine redesign for a convenience store owned by Pit Stop Oil Company in Las Vegas, NV.
Prismacolor pencil portrait on Strathmore paper.
Logo designed during my time as a contracted designer for Studio ATG Photography.
Logo and spot UV business cards designed for fine artist Noelle Garcia.
Logo redesign under direction of Trademark Creative LTD. I made the design simple so that the logo could be reproduced in more applications such as embroidered polo shirts.