I was born in New York City to two Colombian parents. We lived in Queens for about a year and a half after is born and then moved to Cumming, GA, where I spent the rest of my childhood. I grew up with a love of art and music. I wrote I was going to be a cartoonist for Disney when I grew up.
Around my 12th birthday, my mom and I were involved in a car accident and needed some physical therapy for a short while. The doctor asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, and I told him about my dream... and he shut that down. I was told that I would never make money as an artist. I needed to find a profession like architecture in order to make a living and still get to use my drawing abilities.
only thinking of it as a hobby and no longer a dream. I put my energy into my schooling and music. I participated in every musical club available through out middle and high school, leading me to apply to the University of Georgia Hodges School of Music.
I caught the acting bug during my senior year of high school and decided to pursue both acting and music. I was to UGA as a broadcasting Major with a Music Performance Minor but ultimately decided to enroll as a Film Major at Georgia State University. I bounced around with the idea of film, as well as acting, but I didn't feel like I found my niche until I took my first graphic design class.
I was considering transferring to a different school for fashion design, so I wanted to get my pre-requisites out of the way. Those art classes piqued my interest and learning from my Intro to Graphic Design teacher pushed me over the edge.
I graduated from Georgia State University in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Through this process, I realized that there are many options for my future. Design is everywhere and is needed every day. I've been blessed to have the opportunity to use my various passions and get paid to do so.
If you're interested in seeing where design has taken me, take a look below!
I am a creative designer who just moved away from Atlanta, Ga to make Orlando my new home. I'm excited for the change and look forward to what lies ahead. It took a while for me to find design and see how it was both a new passion and a vehicle to use my other passions and interests.
Keep reading to learn about how I went from music performance to actor, and finally, to a very happy graphic designer.