Carlos is a Technology Problem Solver.
Collaborating with Small Businesses and Individuals.
For small businesses and select individuals. Carlos has the heart of a teacher and can simplify technology to be understood at any level. He is passionate about Apple Technology. More than anything he loves teaching people how to do more with their Apple Devices. He’s used Apple devices for over 20 years and enjoys finding solutions to any technology questions people have. He spent 16 years working at Apple Stores, 5 of those years as a “Creative” facilitating hundreds of workshops and one on one sessions to every age group.
Carlos works with select clients, to identify, simplify, and electrify the way they tell their story thru social media. He began using Instagram in 2012 and has been able to leverage it to connect with his audience and work on some amazing projects. Instagram is a like a personal magazine at your fingertips. You can publish your story to the world in seconds.
Certain businesses truly seek to deliver an unmatched customer experience. Carlos takes on a select number of small business clients to help them understand and create a culture where an employee becomes an exquisite host. Custom lessons are built to focus on listening, connecting, and recommending. Carlos spent 16 years working at Apple Stores and mastered the art of delivering a customer experience.
Telling your story and branding your business begins with a website. A landing page that helps potential customers and fans understand who you are and what you do is essential. A relationship begins with a connection, thru a well designed and easy to navigate website you can spread your message to the right people. Less than 20% of brands are committed to delivering the best possible online user experience (UX). That’s as disastrous as having an underground store location only accessible via a top secret road.
Identity thru a logo is a visual marker for a brand. When you think of Nike, it’s hard to imagine it without the classic and iconic “Swoosh”. A logo brand is what instantly connects a customer with your business. Over time it becomes an engrained image associated with your business, it delivers an emotion each time it is seen by to those who have experienced your service or products. It becomes a trigger of a past experience and evokes thoughts of future connections with your company.
App design is a crucial element to having a useful, simple, and beautiful app on your phone. A good User Experience (UX) is what separates a successful app from the unsuccessful ones. Quick loading, easy to use, and a delightful experience is what mobile users expect. I’m here to help you deliver your wonderful app to them.
Reducing Uncertainty is the most powerful use of storyboards. Carlos has worked on multiple storyboard projects for films, commercials, and concept art development. He works closely with a director to make everyone else’s job easier. Carlos takes a director’s input and makes confident decisions on how the story is told visually.
Carlos takes on a few select illustration commissions per month. Whether you need a custom illustration, infographic, or caricature – his creative skill is simple and refined. He’s created illustrations for businesses, events, blog posts, or special moments in a person’s life.
Character Designs: Playful graphics that can help your business appear friendly and communicate a message more organically.
Business Illustrations: Designed to persuade, inform and influence your customers and prospects. They can enhance your brand messaging and can help your business express emotion to reach a wider audience.
Personal Commissions: Caricatures for weddings, engagements, baby announcements, pets, & family portraits.
Carlos releases small batch limited run prints every couple of months. They are tiny prints 5×5 inch that fit into every home, no matter how small. They are professionally printed in the USA by Artifact Uprising (thanks to my friend: Scott Poupis for the recommendation) on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Paper. Tune into my Instagram to see when the next batch is released.
Carlos was born in Michoacan, Mexico. He arrived in Santa Ana, CA at the tender age of one and a half. Orange County was the only home he knew until relocating to Montana in 2018.
When he started school he was enrolled in ESL (English as a Second Language) and found himself falling behind in learning English. He found comfort in the fact that a drawing can communicate a thousand words. No need to speak broken English.
In elementary school, his favorite thing to draw was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Later it was The Simpsons and then all the classic Disney Films from the 90s. He annoyed his brother by pausing VHS movies to draw his favorite characters and scenes.
After high school he studied Graphic Design, Animation, and Illustration. He’s been published numerous times and has won multiple awards.
He’s been attracted to 2D artwork his entire life. Cartoons from the 1960s; Looney Tunes, The Jetsons, Bugs Bunny & The Roadrunner. There was something about those bold lines and simple shapes that conveyed so much emotion.
He could never figure out how to create those lines and shapes by hand. Until one day he rediscovered the Pen Tool and had a breakthru. It’s a modern day digital chisel and he’s spent countless hours mastering it to create his digital work. He can now create any shape that comes to his mind and uses the Pen Tool to create his unique digital illustrations.
He’s started to work with ProCreate using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. The best is yet to come. He looks back at his life and wonders; “If he had stayed in Mexico, would he have ever touched a computer or been given the chance to create his artwork and share it with the world?”
His father was a farmer then, what would he have become?
Carlos is forever grateful to be able to live in the best country on earth. God Bless the U.S.A.