Chicago, Illinois, United States
Designer (Art Direction)
Member since May 15, 2009
Born in a small city in Morelos, in 1988 to a family that loved music and art, I emigrated with my parent to the United States in 1991. Settling in Chicago, I developed my own passion for music. During Elementary and High School, I played, and continue to play, many musical instruments that triggered my passion for the arts. I was offered the Awards Towards Excellence Scholarship two years in a row from the Alliance Française de Chicago and also studied numerous sketching courses related to human figure and spaces, as well as numerous darkroom manual photography courses at Marwen Foundation.
I studied 3 years of Interior Design at Harrington College of Design, and learned the most from the dedication of some of my instructors. During these three years I decided to freelance and by 18, I already had numerous paintings to present in the Alumni Galleries at Marwen. Later in college, I developed many contacts, made a lot of new friends, and some were models. I started to freelance as a fine arts and fashion photographer and decided to expand my portfolio with some of them. As they would see my innate talent for design, be it furniture of apparel or conceptual structures, they encouraged I try designing my own line. In 2008, I created the FAD the Fashion+Art+Design Show to showcase young and creative talent in fashion, art, photography and furniture/interior design; although having many, many up and downs, local and international reviews made it a must for an annual event. As the director and coordinator of the event and creative and artistic director of three upcoming labels, I still manage to make what is the most important link in creativity, in that case in any field: family and values. However, there is never too much work if you love what you do, only many opportunities and open doors, which is what I am hoping to get out of this canvas I call life.