About myself

Hello,

here I must talk about myself... that´s difficult!

I love creating great graphics and I am teamplayer who enjoys team work and knowledge exchange.

My Professions are:

  • Graphic & Web Senior Designer
  • Senior Illustrator
  • Web Programmer
  • Teacher of Graphic and web programming softwares.

A list of my superpowers:

  • Expert in Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Drawing and painting in both digital and traditional media.
  • Strong sense and application of human anatomy, style and mood.
  • Ability to adapt to various artistic styles, as needed in different projects.
  • Skilled in story boards, concept and final art.
  • Aesthetically pleasing composition, and geometry skills.
  • Strong layout and interface skills.
  • Good understanding of user experience.
  • Excellent grasp of typography and color theory.
  • Father of an amazing kid who walks alone since he was 7 months old.




Software skills
:

IMAGE WEB VIDEO PROGRAMMING CMS SOUND  OTHER 
Photoshop
Illustrator
Corel
Freehand
Acdsee
QuarkXpress
Microangelo
Dreamweaver
Flash
Fireworks

Premiere
Encore
Sorenson squeeze
HTML/XHTML
CSS
Javascript
ActionScript
XML
PHP
MySql

Magento
Wordpress
Prestashop
Joomla
Drupal
Sound Forge Office
ZBrush

Do you wanna know more?
please write me or talk with my mother ;)

Leisure time

Music, Videogames, Martial Arts, Paddle tennis, Movies, Drawings & sketchings, Internet, Comics, Other cultures, Ancient history....

I spend a lot of time drawing and painting, designing characters or concepts that -I hope-, someday will appear in some videogame. And obviously I like playing games. My favorites are Warcraft 3, Praetorians, Soldier of fortune, Call of duty and more. I love old games too, like Street Figther, Asteroids, Tetris 3d... Other field that I enjoy is the UI design, creating Flash games, research into interactivity, visual and sound Fx, typography, colour, textures...

Apart of that, I like real world too, and I have been playing different kinds of martial arts for more that twelve years. Starting when kid with Karate, and after Taekwondo (contestant), Kick-Boxing, Kempo Kai and my favorite: Muay-Thai (Thai-Boxing). Also mountain bike, bodysurf and bodyboard. In these days I just ride my bike, play tennis, fronton or Paddle tennis when I can get some friends for a match.

Other love that I have, is music. I played bass for a few years in a hard rock band, but I think next time with free time, I will compose music with computer because the possibilities are much bigger.

About music my favorites are 70´s Rock bands, like Slade, Pink Floyd, Sweet, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin... But also love Iggy Pop, The Cult, ACDC, Suzi Quatro, Boston, Kiss, Judas Priest, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Zucchero, White Stripes, Rammstein, Ozzy Osbourne, Running Wild, Nightwish, H.I.M, Jane´s Adiction, The Clash, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Aphrodite´s Child,...
There is a cavity in my heart for Electronic, Folk and Classical music. Bands like Erasure, Joachim Witt, The Chieftains, Youssou N´dour, Xabier Rudd... the list is endless. In Folk besides of Irish and Flamenco (Camarón) I like specially, greek music (Elefteria Arvanitaki and Kristi Stassinopoulou), and East Europe Folk Music, like Goran Gregovic.

Do I dance? Yes, I like Salsa from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Cuba... and also Brasilian music.

About travels, I have been in East Asia (Thailand), Europe (Spain obviously, France, England, Ireland, Croatia...), and Africa (Senegal, Gambia). Also Peru.


I don´t smoke and I like choppers, hot roads and retro cars. I like cooking and watch movies.


Awards and Recognitions

  • 2001 YAHOO Best website for children.
  • 2001 Winner iBEST PRIZES (Internet "Oscars") Best website for children. 
  • 2001 Finalist in GANAR.COM magazine Prizes.
  • 2004 My website "Provocarte.com" Was selected for the Book Web Design Index 5.

"The annual Web Design Index, with a selection of more than 1000 designs in various styles, that provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in web design. Selection for the Web Design Index is based on design quality, innovation, and effectiveness - regardless of complexity... Every book contains 1002 outstanding web pages." Pepin Press Editions.


Personal self formation

I have learned most of the fields that I have mastered by myself. Studying or -mainly-working.
Drawing in different styles and techniques (Charcoal, Crayons, Pastel Chalk, Oil, Digital, Graffiti...)
Reading a thousand comics and illustration´s books. (Marvel, DC, European & Manga)
And learning about computer hardware (local networks, input and output
devices, Internet security, etc.) and finally about multimedia software.
Learning is the seed of life, so I even was learning ZBRUSH 4R3 for making 3d sculptures and characters, and Indesign CS5.5 for interactive ebooks.

* (Hey google now that you know all this things about me, try to sell me something... if you can :P)


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