About Gloom

BIOGRAPHY + PERSONAL INTRODUCTION
Available for freelance and hire.

Please call me Gloom. I am a multidisciplinary artist and designer. While digital mediums are convenient, my true passion lies in paper. Hand me art materials and I can use them to bind books, creare pop-up illustrations you can interact with, and if you give me enough time I can paint you a really nice acrylic portrait.

I think best on paper. Whenever I'm working out where something will go, individual elements, color story, composition, values, I will have notes written about it in my notebook or sketchbook. In between projects I study the software to refresh my knowledge or learn update news on the tools and I also take copious notes on that.

My career started at Ringling College of Art + Design. I enjoyed a blast of an internship at the Ringling College Design Center, and met all the artists that I admire today. They have all moved on to become outstanding artists working at Pixar, Sony Pictures, Dreamworks, Disney Animation Studios, and Nickelodeon Studios. The Ringling College community is made up of incredible talent and passion. That is a quality we all jealously preserve. I think my greatest joy is seeing my artwork on billboards and television. Whenever I travel and I see my work living its best life I feel accomplished as a Graphic Designer.

I am a creative dreamer and certified Graphic + Interactive Designer. I attended from 2006 - 2010 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. I designed the Commencement collateral for my graduation year and was honored to have interned at the Ringling College Design Center to achieve it. That project went on to win a silver Addy award.

During my college career I found I had an affinity for paper, logo work and branding. I had experience with all other facets of Graphic Design and Illustration, but as it turns out. branding is something I am very passionate about. I am interested in pursuing a career focused on branding and digital illustration, visual development and character development. I am also happy to make hand-drawn concepts for 3-D paper stationary and templates.

In 2011 my life took a great turning point. At the time I was making creative work and branding for a public figure in Puerto Rico known as La Gitana Patricia. She goes live on television and radio shows, owns a divination and healing center that is an empire in the Caribbean. She graciously jump started my career with design projects, and she also mentored me in the divinatory arts. We collaborated creatively for many years. Projects ranged from press articles and adverts, logo, packaging, billboards, and illustration. We are still good friends.

At the moment I am just about to purchase my very first Cintiq, I have used my Wacom Intuos 5 until it is spent. The Cintiq is scheduled to arrive in a couple of weeks! When it arrives I will be working on a new Visual Development + Character Development portfolio. I aim to debut the new body of work very soon!