Oscar is a Graphic Designer and illustrator specializing in custom logos, typography, and all things print, with experience in video, motion graphics, environmental, and digital. A firm believer in clean content and form as the key to brand storytelling. Brings boundless energy and an appetite for killer design, collaboration, and ice cream. He's got jokes.

The full story

Raised in the hard streets of the South, this tall Mexican/quarter Irish was born in Tucson, AZ in 1988—But at just 3 months moved to a small border town called Nogales, AZ. During senior year of high school, he received a scholarship to attend college. With no goals in mind at the time, he made a promise to make it to New York City. The journey began at age 18 when he packed his one bag and moved up north to Tucson, Arizona—where his college life was to begin.

Coming from a past of always being judged for not following the status quo, this guy decided to study Graphic Design. During his time in college, he met the great artist Denise Laundry (creative director for Lisa Franks and also the person who inspired him to pursue Graphic Design). Later, his interests in art grew and he began to study theater, stagecraft and acting with the great Deana Radtke and Todd Poelstra.

Needing a challenge in his life, he decided to join Jiu-Jitsu. It was at this moment that his life changed while being coached by one of the greatest mentors of all time, Mr. Josh “The Hurricane” Hinger. Best damn friend, mentor, coach, and teacher ever. It was Mr. Hinger that introduced him to Jiu-Jitsu, building his confidence while also introducing him to Muay Thai, Boxing, and Wrestling. Life has been going nothing but uphill ever since!

In 2014 during the World Cup, he was given the opportunity to be the first Graphic Design student from the Arizona State University Herberger School of Design and the Arts to intern in Brasil.The Brazilian culture shaped him in a way that changed his life when returning to the United States. Not only was he the first to intern in Brasil from ASU, but in 2015, he became the first college graduate in his family.

After his 2015 graduation from ASU, he received a great opportunity. With a one week notice, he left Arizona with two bags and headed over to the East Coast to work for Gensler in Washington, D.C.. And in December of 2016, his hunger to one day work in New York City as a Graphic Designer came true–and he has been there ever since. Now his main focus is looking for that dream job while making people laugh, geeking out over typography, and being surrounded by ice cream.