I earned a Masters Degree in Visual Arts with highest honors from the San Carlos Academy of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 2001 in my native Mexico City. My main area of focus was graphic design and visual communication.
That same year, the university awarded me the Alfonso Caso University Merit Medal, a singular honor which is given to just one graduating postgraduate student in each academic department, in recognition of outstanding academic performance.
I completed my undergrad work at the UNAM's National School of Professional Studies at Acatlán, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design with highest honors.
At present, I'm in the process of working toward a Doctorate in Fine Arts through a distance-learning program of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.
I've worked as a graphic designer at four agencies:
Picture this: Surrounded by economists, I was the only graphic designer working at UCEF/Hacienda, the Mexican Taxation and Credit Ministry's State-and-Federal Coordination Agency. Once word spread amongst the economists that they no longer had to design and lay out their own reports and that I would actually do that work for them, I had lots to do.
I also worked as a page layout designer at Noticias, a daily broadsheet newspaper in Oaxaca, Mexico.
When my alma mater, the UNAM's San Carlos National Academy of Visual Arts, invited me back to serve as Dean of Postgraduate Academic Affairs, I gladly accepted. I held that administrative post from 2002 to 2005 and also taught postgraduate classes in semiotics and a postgraduate advisory seminar.
For a time, I also worked for the State of Puebla's Ministry of Culture in the gorgeous, historical city of Puebla, surrounded by some of Mexico's most incredible colonial architecture.
Since 1991, my work has been selected for inclusion in several group exhibitions at both the National School of Professional Studies at Acatlán and the San Carlos Academy.
In October 2007, I had my first solo show, at the Alliance Française of India in Mumbai (Bombay). My work was featured on the cover of both their bimonthly program and their magazine.