Home base: Montclair, NJ
Tu país: Cuba, Puerto Rico
What’s been your journey to becoming an illustrator? I majored in illustration/animation in college and have been freelancing since I was 18 years old. I knew that I wanted to pursue the arts since I was young, I can’t imagine not creating something every day.
Muse? Muses? People and plants, I almost always incorporate one or the other in my illustrations.
What makes an illustration pop? Interesting texture patterns – I’m obsessed with halftones and squiggly lines.
Favorite spot for inspiration: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, coffee shops.
What music do you listen to while illustrating? I like to listen to slow, groovy stuff while I work. My favorite right now is The Marías new album, CINEMA.
Go-to creative spot: My desk in my apartment, I light a candle and I’m ready to create.
What does Latine culture mean to you on your home turf? My mother is Puerto Rican as my father is Cuban – I grew up eating a lot of good food and Celia Cruz was always playing at any and every family function.
Go-to visual references: Lots of plant and hand references!
What’s next for you? Who knows! I’d love to create package design for a brand.