A bit about me.

I was born in New York,

but raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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I was persuaded to study Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design.

I became a fashion designer and returned to Puerto Rico. But my true passion was drawing.

I met my idol fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, i was named most promising student at Antonio's last workshop. Antonio encouraged me to return to New York and become an illustrator.

I went to FIT and also took classes at the School of Visual Arts with the late illustrator Jack Potter, another big influence in my work. I began to do both graphic images and collage illustrations with masking tape. This work was first published in Visionaire magazine.


My big break came when Wieden and Kennedy advertising agency selected my work for a series of Coca Cola animated campaign for India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. This led to another World Series animated campaign that debuted in the 1996 Summer Olympics openings.

A couple of years later Art Department began to represent me. I'm still with the agency. Besides doing the work that I love so much I also teach a drawing class at FIT in New York.

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