I'm a designer with a
sponge-like attitude for
various aspects of
art and design.
During my childhood, late afternoons were the most exciting time. Fine wood grain particles floating and glowing in the early evening sunlight, the smell of burning wood, and the sound of a chisel deepening into the tree roots fired up my curiousity. My imagination wondered how one form transformed into another. I remember how I used to carefully study my mother, who was a sculptor, when she worked with tree roots.
During this time, sketching, and making or breaking things were my usual activities. My mother gave me broken electronics or modeling kits to play with while she was working. Growing up in this environment, I acquired an appreciation for not only for art itself, but the process of how a concept is manufactured into a tangible form. It's amazing how we (creative individuals) have a talent to fabricate our ideas.
As I love all art forms, I have studied in numerous art and design fields, such as graphic design, fine arts, sculpting, drawing and photography. I have a B.A. degree in Visual Communication in Graphic Design, and an A.A. degree in Fine Arts. Currently, I'm a graphic designer at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona, where I work with a creative graphic design team. In the pursuit of another passion, I decided to go back to school full-time, and relinquished my project manager role at the college. While still working full-time as a designer, I'm in the B.S.D. Industrial Design program at Arizona State University to further my skills and passion in fabricating ideas into tangible artifacts that are applicable to the real world that would create value in the market place.
I enjoy learning new things and being engaged in any activity that fosters creativity. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, running, biking and exploring, and late afternoon snacks of grapefruits or dark chocolate.
STED Theory Process
Strategic Thinking in exlploring human interaction, and providing sustainable and applicable solutions through Eloquent Design.
1. Strategic Thinking:
• Understanding the user and
its culture interaction
• Investigation & defining the problem
2. Eloquent Design:
• Exploration & exhausting possibilities
• Testing & providing practical solutions