Hailing from Manila, Phillippines, I am a graphic designer, multidisciplinary illustrator, and geek-culture enthusiast based in San Diego, CA. I recently received my Bachelor's of Art degree in Applied Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Graphic Design, graduating with Summa Cum Laude with distinction in Art from San Diego State University in December 2018. Moreover, in my the final month of my senior year, I have interned at HRO Design, Inc. creating digital, print, and product concept work and logo ideation for companies such as Hasbro, Spin Master, Nickelodeon, and more. I currently work as a Visual Designer for the San Diego-based software company, Housecall Pro. I absolutely love what I do.
My conceptual approach uses references and ideas integrated into the process of a project’s composition that they may escape those who do not take the time to fully explore them. I love to integrate visual puns as well as weave hidden symbolism throughout the process. I enjoy approaching a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way—to get viewers to believe in the idea of function following form in a work.
I consider design work as a drawn reflection upon the art of art itself: thoroughly self-referential, yet no less aesthetically pleasing, and therefore deeply inscribed in the history of modernism—made present most palpably in the artist’s exploration of some of the most hallowed of modernist paradigms. I aim to touch various overlapping themes and strategies with efficiency and poignancy. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognized and working with repetition, provokes investigation of the process of my expectations as my own personal work directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses my everyday experiences as a starting point.
Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. I love creating work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual art can be found.
In the end, I always hope my work carries a sense of vibrance, vivaciousness, and allure. I design to make something memorable and meant to be shared. My practice of illustration-based graphic design provides a useful set of allegorical tools for maneuvering life and my overall demeanor with an everyday, reflective approach in the world of art: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of wholesome wonder, and my imagination.
To iterate and recommend based on a project’s unique requirements; while simultaneously embracing vibrance, beauty, and clever design to make a statement that stands the tests of time and technology.
Print/Social Media Event Marketing
Webflow & Webflow CMS
Traditional Media (Oil, Acrylic, Ink, Graphite, Pastels)
American Sign Language
Video Game + Pop Culture Geek Speak
Whether your team's work environment is intensive and fast-paced, or free-flowing and relaxed, I am an empowered, top performer ready to adapt to any design methodology.