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Artist | Designer


"Art is how I articulate. I believe it's a universal language that breaks through social barriers and allows us to communicate without limitations. For what my brain and mouth cannot communicate, I find that my heart does so on paper." 

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Artist | Designer


"Art is how I articulate. I believe it's a universal language that breaks through social barriers and allows us to communicate without limitations. For what my brain and mouth cannot communicate, I find that my heart does so on paper." 

PHOTOGRAPHY + DRAWING

Portfolio of photography + drawing collaboration series work starting in 2015 to present. 

HummingBirds

Photography + Drawing

Portfolio of photography + drawing collaboration series work starting in 2015 to present. 

 

youthfuleyes

Mixed Media

Portfolio of Mixed Media work from Book Inklings to Paper Cities starting in 2011 to present.

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Let me tell you a story.


The daily journey of an artist. 

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Let me tell you a story.


The daily journey of an artist. 

“Sketchbooks and journals are the street lamps
that illuminate the artist's journey.” 
― Neil Waldman


Many people ask me how did I begin as an artist, or even as a creative. How did I come up with that idea and what drives my decisions behind said idea?

Growing up and into college, I idolized culture - not just my own but every person I met. Arts and Culture was more than a section in the newspaper, it was a intersection of creativity and human relationship. I'd meet people and absorb their words, listen to their stories and attempt at some form of social skills. At the end of the day, I realized my best form of communication would always be art. 

Everyday I find myself sketching, drawing, traveling into this journey of being an artist. Art, for me, has always centered around three basic ideas:
Perspective, Empowerment and Communication. 

 As with any creative field, it has potential to challenge perspective, empower change, and communicate persona. We are who we are, as we create the world around us to be. 

I find that in maintaining a sketchbook, it's as much as a diary as anything I've ever kept. I'll repeat random line doodles I seen my dad draw numerous times as a child, as he sat on the phone with my grandmother. I'll draw patterns upon patterns of the same street art I seen from the bus window in El Salvador in 2013.  I also continuously come back to simple drawing ideas my grandfather gave me in his last few weeks at Hospice in December of 2012. For me, it almost becomes biographical - line by line, ink bleed by page turn.  

Where ever I travel, I have my sketchbook. I breathe the idea that Art is a universal language, a dialect that can cross cultures. A basis in which change can begin. In the end, Sketching is simply storytelling. 

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Projects


"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."
- Arthur Ashe

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Projects


"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."
- Arthur Ashe

VIDA Designer 

SIGNATURE COLLECTION 


VIDA is a new kind of fashion ecommerce company that connects artists all over the world with producers to bring work to life. For every product sold, they work to provide the gift of literacy to the makers they work with.

In Spring 2016, became a VIDA Voices Designer and launched a signature collection, highlighting passion for both textile design and social change. 

Project Alianza

Creative Coordinator,
LEAD CAMPAIGN ARTIST

Project Alianza transforms coffee communities by providing field-based agricultural education, resources to access markets, and educational opportunities for children.

In Fall 2014, worked as Lead Campaign Artist in fundraising for their pilot program in Jinotega, Nicaragua. As of Summer 2015, currently assisting as Advisor for other design needs, in addition to social media strategy and branding initiatives. 

Sow True Seed

Organic Seed Packet
Artist/Designer

Sow True Seed provides open-pollinated, heirloom and organic vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to enthusiastic home gardeners and small market farmers.

In Spring 2015, selected artist to provide designs for a couple of their seed packets within the organic vegetable collection (Broccoli Raab and Brussel Sprouts). Project incorporated various artists from different locations to interlace art with agricultural efforts.