Who or what made you want to become an illustrator?
I am a freelance illustrator who currently lives in the historic section of Quincy, Ma. Sketching and drawing is a passion since I was just a little guy. Yes, I play guitar and harmonica grooving to the blues.
I love animation films especially anything from Pixar and Disney. The use of color from these films has influenced my own color work.
My Spanish upbringing influenced my creativity, especially my Mom’s deserts. I enjoy making brownies with chocolate frosting and decorative Mexican icons. No salsa, please.
When I am not drawing you will find me writing. I would like to create my own children's book which is one of my interests. I am always visiting the Boston Library children’s section for inspiration. So many fun books to read.
After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art I started freelancing as a designer and gradually was offered more illustration commissions. I have worked for design studios, magazines, and children’s publishers. I have been a digital instructor at Montserrat College of Art and Wentworth Institute of Technology.
I enjoy relaxing playing my guitar and harmonica with the Harmony Gritz band. We have such a great time and it’s great therapy.