Being a designer & animator is my passion. I design the day away wielding my mighty tablet pen and won't rest until I've run out of my beloved Bustelo coffee (my sole core fuel source and secret behind all my designimator powers... shhhhhh). I love what I do for a living. I'm fortunate to have found others that enjoy design and animation as much as I do and have asked for me to play along with them.
I'm currently based in New Yawk but I was born & raised in Puerto Rico. In 1992, I moved to the USA. Barely able to speak a lick of English then; today, I'm very proud to say I finally know that the emphasis on the word focus (fô-kus) is on the first syllable and the last part of that word isn’t pronounced “use”.
Many years, many odd jobs later and with mastery of the language finally mine, I graduated in 2006 with my BFA from the School of Visual Arts.
I live with my fiancé Wilfredo Rodriguez, Jr. and our cute little Frenchton, Olivia Blue Cheese somewhere in Northern New Jersey and I commute a lot.
It's been a busy, busy year as I got involved with establishing and running the local NYC chapter of Punanimation along with Emily Suvanvej. It's been wonderful and rewarding to meet so many local women/trans/non-binary designers, animators and illustrators and to provide space for all of us to meet and support one another. Recently, we had our first big event at Adobe Headquarters with guest speaker Michelle Higa Fox owner of Slanted Studios and over 50 people in attendance.
I was recently featured in Adobe's Creative Magazine and was asked to be an Adobe Collaborator. I designed templates for their Visual Trends Multilocalism theme campaign and you can download them for free here.
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