How does one begin to describe oneself? I'll attempt it.
I am a multi-disciplinary designer, who thrives off of color and nuance in every undertaking. Colors that most make me happy are blues and yellows, and the calm that's associated with well-balanced compositions. Maybe it's the reminder of Texas countrysides, or something more remarkable than that.
The question, "Where are you from?" is often met with a slight moment of reflection and silence. I am born of paradoxes, of coincidences; I am originally from the deepest depths of Texas, that oft considered unremarkable area between the United States and Mexico. I was born in Harlingen, Texas and essentially raised on Holland Ave. When I eventually moved to Amsterdam, I took those connections from my past and leaned into them (the original city of Harlingen of Dutch origin, and the inspiration for my design company). Being of Mexican and indigenous descent with European study and experience, I find myself often thinking in lateral, different ways from others. It's a good skill to have, yet leads me towards sifting deeper into concept and objective that can translate into something more meaningful for people from different places and of differing perspectives.
I was always an artsy, weird kid. In high school, I first head the song "Ne me quitte pas" for the first time and daydreamed of walking narrow cobblestone streets in Europe - an abstraction that felt so far away. It hit me hard one cold, dreary night in the village of Deinze in Belgium that I was walking those cobblestone streets finally, and a solemn calm came over me as I heard an old man playing an accordion song by Jacques Brel - small reflection of my younger self finally transpiring before me. These types of thoughts satiate me, and are reflected in why I work the way I do.
As a designer, I favor whimsical type, bright colors, and neatness. I do try to make clients as content as possible in the type of work I offer, and I hope to add some validity and warmth to your projects.