City of residence: Dubai UAE
3D modeller & Infographic Artist at Gulf News
I’m a full time Graphic Designer based in Dubai UAE, graduated from the EscuelaNacional de ArtesPlasticas, ENAP in Mexico City. I could describe myself as: A really passionate of his work/ detail freak/ color lover dude, that gets bored really quick, although that’s definitely my fuel to look for improve constantly my methods and techniques and push myself to expand my boundaries.
I started my experience in news rooms in 2002 as illustrator and infographic artist in a sports dedicated newspaper, called Record. This newspaper held the honor to be two consecutive times awarded as one the best designed of the world according the Society of News Design SND in 2002 and 2003.
In Record, I spend a total of seven years developing different skills as illustrator, infographic artist and digital photo post-producer and later as General Editor for several departments as the Infographics, illustration and design for magazines. During that time I received several recognitions from the SND but the most important came from Spain with a Malofiej Award in 2004, by that time, the first for a Mexican Newspaper. During my last years in the newspaper I started to develop infographics and illustrations using 3d modeling techniques, and just then, it started one of my passions.
After Record, I worked in an Architectural Viz. studio called Flow, creating animations for projects in development in Mexico and several countries in the world, like US, China and India. Also we explored advertising opportunities as well. In Flow, I learned advanced methods and techniques for the 3D creation process and post-production and the crucial importance of the accuracy to represent the reality.I also dedicated time as consultant for Infographics and 3D basic techniques in a Newspaper in Guatemala called Nuestro Diario, one of the most sold in that country.
After 3 years, an opportunity to come back full time to the newsrooms appeared, but this time not in my country and well… not even close. In 2011 I received the notice that Gulf News, one the most important newspapers in the Middle East, based in Dubai UAE, was looking for an infographic artist and I decided to take the opportunity. To get the spot, I offered to Miguel Angel Gomez, the Art Director of the publication and the magazines, the idea to combine the two disciplines I’ve been developing during my professional life, the infographics in one side and the 3d techniques I learned from the work with the architectural Viz.
From the last three years the balance has been really positive and some of this projects have received several recognitions like a Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics Contest in Visual.ly, 3 Malofiej medals (2 Silver and 1 bronze) and several SND excellence awards (the most important in Portfolio Category).