My creative journey began on a little island in the Caribbean. While the other kids were flying kites and playing baseball, I was alone in my room drawing my favorite 80s cartoons. That creative passion grew into a fruitful career, and I went on to become an award-winning designer. In many ways, I am living proof that, despite its shortcomings, the American dream is still alive and well.
I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised there until the age of ten. My family migrated to the United States in the late 80s, eventually settling in Lawrence, MA, a small immigrant town located a few miles north of Boston.
In 2002, I graduated from Bridgewater State University with a dual Bachelor of Fine Arts and Corporate Communication degree. Since then, I've worked as a graphic designer and, most recently, as a creative manager in the wonderful city of Las Vegas.
In addition to my day job, I consult as a creative director, strategist, and manager. I help businesses and individuals with creative problems. When I'm not designing, I'm writing about my experiences as an Afro-Latino creative in corporate America. I use social media to connect, mentor, teach, and inspire the next generation of Black and brown creatives.
Understanding the needs of clients and finding creative ways to solve their problems is what I do best. If you are in need of creative strategy, creative direction, or creative management, you've come to the right place.
I've seen a lot in my 20 years as an Afro-Latino designer. As a result, I believed it was time for the student to take on the role of instructor. This mentorship program is my way of giving back and helping others who come after me.
Creative Zentral is a safe space where I discuss all things creative. I primarily write about mental health issues confronting Black and brown creatives in the workplace. I also use this forum to tell my personal story as an Afro-Latino working in corporate America.