I was in Kindergarten, my teacher used to put on a TV
show that would air a few times a week. This show would
use a lot of shapes and guide you on how to match them
to the object you wanted to draw. I started applying those
techniques to my everyday life. I remember the first two
drawings I produced. The first one was of the man in the
TV Show we would watch in class. The second was a cat
that was stuck in a tree, on our block, for a day or two.
I would always draw in school and at home. My friends
at school would always give me ideas and concepts.
During high school,
I was introduced to a Teen Publication located in downtown
Chicago, at Columbia College.
The teen publication was entitled New
Expressions; the paper would reach almost every
public and some catholic schools. I started out as an
illustrator and would help out from time to time with
their graphics and layouts. Within the first year of being
a part of the team, I became Assistant Art/Design Editor.
I would now lead some creative illustrative meetings and
assist the editor from time to time. After graduating
from high school, I attended Westwood
College, in Calumet City, to help me enhance my artistic
pallet. I have respect for all types of art, which has
allowed me to dive into different forms of art.
College in the winter of 2002, I majored in Graphic
Design and Multimedia. As I began to learn the programs
I was unable to just leave the learning in the classroom.
I would get home and continue training in Photoshop,
etc. I later became a teacher's assistant and graduated
as one of the top designers in my graduating class. I
have set my standards high, I don't believe in producing
less than perfect artwork. An artist once said, "Art
is never finished only abandoned." This is true;
I can always go back and add something to my pieces.
worked at an advertising company for two years. In addition
I have done some freelance on the side. My dream has been
to work for Disney
or Midway Games. I will
continue to apply and further my artistic talent.