City of residence: Guatemala, city
Infographic designer at Nuestro Diario of Guatemala
Daniel was born in western Guatemala, San Pedro Sacatepéquez, San Marcos. Since his childhood he liked to draw, so in 1993 he moved to the country’s capital to study. He took some free courses at the School of Plastic Arts (ENAP), and later entered the Faculty of Architecture of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala studying graphic design materials. Without his parents support, this surely wouldn’t be possible.
During the 90′, he worked in a couple of different schools, mostly as an Illustration teacher, and it’s only in 2000 that information design became part of his work, when he joined the graphics desk of the daily newspaper Siglo21, led at that time by journalist José Eduardo Valdizán. In just a couple of years, the work being done at Siglo21, with the invaluable collaboration of Fernando Velásquez, Guillermo Fernández and Luis Villacinda, just to mention a few, is recognized by the Society for News Design, with the first Award o Excellence in the Portfolio category for a Guatemalan newspaper.
Among Daniel’s references, Isaac de Coss and Willy Gomez Hill, and the infographic designers Jaime Serra, Nigel Holmes, Fernando Baptista, Javier Zarracina and Xavier Díaz de Cerio. Illustrators like Ricardo Martínez, Ulises Culebro, Ana Lense Larrauri, Rodrigo Sánchez, Vilmas Narecionis and Jaime Pandelet also played an important role in his development.
After a brief passage in the Diario de Centro America as infographic designer, and in the Periódico of Guatemala, creating editorial projects for the commercial area, Daniel joined the Nuestro Diario team in 2013, under the leadership of Joel Torres.