I was a Guest Speaker at my colleague and friend Julie Verardi's motion class for Illustrators at Parson's The New School.
I've been nominated for a 2016 Promax BDA on the Art Direction/Design category for my work on the Centric Network ID.
I've teamed up with my friend Danny Gil to raise awareness about our upcoming election. Check out our ongoing work here.
Follow me on Instagram where I post most of my latest sketches. @designimator_dork
Read my interview on Motion on the Art Director's Club blog.
"Animation takes time. A lot of time. We don’t just press a button and boom. done. Animation does not work like that at all. I wished that this was taken into account more often. But for some reason, it never is.”
Based in New Yawk, NY, I am a proud graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC and I have over 7 years experience in the field of design and animation. For about 4 years, I freelanced as part of Comedy Central's On-Air Team. Most recently, I have been freelancing as a Broadcast Designer with BET Networks and while there, I've been working on a wide variety of projects on both BET and their sister network Centric.
Some of my most notable work includes designing and animating a 2016 Promax BDA nominated promo spot on a Centric Network ID. I’ve also volunteered my animating skills for the Art Director’s Club 50/50 Initiative which was also featured in the Huff Post. As a part of Comedy Central's internal team, I worked extensively on their promo ads, marketing stunts including the 2013 Promax BDA Gold Award winner Retro Weekend stunt.
Aside from my work at BET and Comedy Central, I've designed and animated for other clients such as Shilo NYC and the History Channel. I also recently volunteered my time as a guest Motion Graphics speaker at my good friend and colleague's Julie Verardi's class at Parson’s School of Design.
To bring my creative vision alive, I use Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator for most of my work. I am also well versed in Cinema 4D. Besides the design programs, I can code in HTML and CSS and speak, read and write fluently in Spanish and I love working in analog mode by building things from scratch and drawing.
Being a designer, animator and illustrator is my passion. I love what I do for a living. I like the challenges and welcome opportunities to puzzle solve. I am well known for my tenacity to figure things out and meet the required deadlines. I learn quickly and I'm very used to working in a fast paced environment with very tight deadlines. I do not get flustered easily and I'm able to manage working on more than one project at a time.
I've been a chronic doodler since birth. I was raised in Puerto Rico and in 1992, I moved to the USA. Barely able to speak a lick of English, today I'm very proud to say I finally know that the emphasis on the word focus is on the first syllable and the last part isn’t pronounce “use”.
Many years and many odd jobs later, I triumphantly graduated in 2006 with my Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts and set out to conquer the world of graphics. 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 graphics powers).
I live in blissful unmarried sin with my longtime boyfriend and Latin Hugh Jackman look-alike 2012 contest winner Wilfredo Rodriguez, Jr. and our cute little Frenchton puppy Olivia Blue Cheese somewhere in Northern Jersey next door to The Sopranos.