I am an award-winning author and designer, a professional in creative art direction, marketing, graphic design and branding with The Walt Disney Company.
Since I was a small child, I always knew that I wanted to be an artist. I loved anything artistic, such as drawing, painting, singing, playing musical instruments and even working in community theater both on stage and backstage. I was born and raised in Panama and in 1989 immigrated to the United States to pursue my dreams of working in the arts.
I am a 25-year Disney veteran. My artistic career with Disney began as an animation artist. I worked as an ink and paint artist where I produced animation art cels for the collectible market and later specialized in graphic design, branding and art direction.
My career at Disney has taken me to work for ESPN, Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney Parks and Resort Sales, and Partners Federal Credit Union, the Disney sponsored credit union.
I am presently a Design and Brand Manager responsible for strategic marketing design and branding.
I also freelance as Art Director/Graphic Designer working with a variety of clients in the development and execution of brands, marketing and advertising covering a wide range of deliverable channels.
In 2018, I exercised yet again a new creative direction by releasing my first book, a creative memoir called SUN NIGHT. It is the story of the close relationship I had with my brother while growing up in Panama. The book has received the distinguished President's Book Award from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. SUN NIGHT also received the honor of the Mariposa Award for Best First Book in the 2019 International Latino Book Awards. SUN NIGHT is also a shortlist finalist in the 2019 Awards Program of the Santa Fe Writers Project.
Specialties: Branding, corporate identity, art direction, conceptual design, graphic design, publication layout and design, large scale signage, interior design, artistic design, print and online advertising, email and electronic banner ad marketing, mentoring, fine arts, oil painting, drawing.