My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I did door to door sales because I didn't want to take SATs.
Then I realized I am a creator and signed up for design school.
Then I took the train to Costa Mesa from San Diego for my first real design job.
Then from Newport I traveled back and forth to LA, working as a freelance contractor for MTV.
I moved to Los Angeles and was laid off from MTV during the economic crash.
Then I worked all over town learning about the importance of legal contracts for getting paid.
I then found a full time job at a social media company where I learned the meaning of corporate.
After four years there I left again to be freelancer in hope to create my own studio in the future.
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High School
Graphic Design
The Art Institute of California-San Diego


Senior Graphic Designer

I design graphics and web applications for brands.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Wear what you want. Designers don't follow dress codes. I Get to my desk with my WACOM tablet and MAC. Find out what clients need what and read all their words describing their focus. Then I use a set of programs to create MAGIC that others use to grow their business.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Learn the rules well, then learn how to break them with class.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You should get a job that you can actually make money in."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
Learning Issues