Education

Graphic Design Advanced Diploma  
Fanshawe College
September 2019 - present

International Advertising Bachelor's Degree  
Sergio Arboleda University, Colombia
June 2014 - May 2019

Advertising Strategic Planning Workshop 
CEISA and Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
March 2018

Awards

Milton Broderick Award  
Fanshawe College
2020

Magna cum laude degree  
Sergio Arboleda University, Colombia
2019

My Work

Microbic Sans. Type Design.

Objective

To design a brand new display typeface that could be used in a wide arrange of projects with special focus on textbooks, kids booklets, science webpages and science videos.

Process

For the creation of the typeface I looked for inspiration in the smallest organism of the science world and by looking at microbiology textbooks and videos I abstracted organic graphic elements that reflected these. I had to figure out a way to make the letter shapes look organic and “microbial” without losing legibility. I decided to use the inner elements to further differentiate the letterforms by making custom shapes to every letter while also trying to maintain cohesiveness all-around the design.

Tools used

Adobe Illustrator.

Oracle brewing co. Branding

Objective

To develop a brand for a local craft brewery based on London, Ontario. Owned by a couple of psychotherapists who during the pandemic decided to create a craft beer inspired by their study on the impact of divination practices on mental health.

Process

The logo Design was inspired by the crystal ball as a recognized fortune telling related element, and it represents flow and energy by its continuous line.

The cards which meaning was more compatible with each beer profile where chosen to draw inspiration from.

For the Label Design I focused on the main characteristics of selected “major arcana” cards.

The colors simulate glow and are created with a monochrome palette devised to draw the consumer eye into the illustration and information, even from distance.

Tools used

Adobe Illustrator.

Smoke & Bones BBQ. Packaging

Objective

To develop an illustrative style label and box for a new flavored BBQ sauce. The client also wanted a take-out box designed for their sponsored deals with local restaurants.

Process

To bring forth the flavors of the sauce I illustrated the main ingredients of the sauce on the label as the primary graphic elements of the design, and chose a color palette taken from the real-life colors of the ingredients.

The design of the take-out box features an illustration related to the kind of food it will contain, and a pattern displaying the main ingredients of the sauce.

Tools used

Adobe Illustrator.

Arcana Coffee. Packaging

Objective

To develop a brand label and design for a new coffee shop.

Process

For the creation of this brand I illustrated a coffee bean using a linotype style and paired it with high contrast colors to create a look that signifies the rising sun in the morning, the coffee giving you energy for all day long, and how magical a cup of coffee could be.

Tools used

Adobe Illustrator.

Ground Hound. Event Branding

Objective

To develop a consistent brand package for a museum event for mineral enthusiasts.

Process

For the creation of this design I got inspired by ammonites as the most widespread and easily recognized fossil. Earthy colors were chosen for this design, as reference to the ground and grit that rock collectors, geologist and paleontologist go through. The colors are inspired by vintage prints and old books and used to signify exploration and discovery.

Tools used

Adobe Illustrator. Adobe InDesign. Adobe Photoshop.

Epilepsy SW Ontario. Event

Objective

To develop an illustration and event merch and poster for Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario. The annual walk is an event bringing the community together in the spirit of awareness and care for individuals and families living with epilepsy.

Process

For this design I used elements resembling community awareness and care such as hands in a circle and the image of a brain which is the organ affected by epilepsy. The color purple is the official color representing epilepsy and was used as the main driver of the palette.

Tools used

Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Photoshop.

Under the Volcano. Branding

Objective

To develop a rebranding for the local mexican restaurant Under The Volcano.

Process

Under the volcano was the first authentic Mexican restaurant in London, ON. This logo represents the traditional sense of the brand by its minimal palette and seal style. The logo implements symbols that represent Mexican cuisine and a happy spirit; it is a friendly logo that communicates a sense of warmth and coziness.

Tools used

Adobe Illustrator.

Midnight Generation. Illustration

Objective

To create an illustration for a concept poster for a Midnight Generation concert.

Process

For the creation of the illustration I submerged myself into the band’s songs and created a word cloud of the emotions and messages that I received from the music; then I sketched a character that embodied those ideas and generated an illustration which was as impactful and vibrant as the music.

Tools used

Adobe Photoshop.

Species magazine. Editorial

Objective

To develop a magazine featuring my own photography and showcase my editorial style.

Process

I collected samples of nature photographs I had taken during my past trips and developed a theme for my magazine. Then I collected articles relevant to my photographs and organized all of these in a beautifully crafted magazine featuring key information about different species of animals.

Tools used

Adobe Illustrator. Adobe InDesign. Adobe Photoshop.