Bio

Creative Director and General Manager of MJ Design Studio

Founder and administrator of MJ Graphics, executing the negotiation, production, attention to clients and other service providers, as well as all the processes related to creativity production, and team work coordination.

Throughout my career,  art has help me to apply different criteria to my work efforts, I am oriented to achieve results based on broad defined strategies, rather than a single view.

I have more than 15 years experience in project design, advertising and communication strategies focused on all types of goods, services, corporate images, from all sectors of local and international market.

Some more about my background

I was born in Panama City in 1962, briefly thereafter, my family moved to Port Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, where we stayed for eigth years and  started my early schooling. English became my first language. We moved back to Panama where I attended high school. A year after my graduation my family, once again, decided to relocate overseas, this time to Italy.

Since my early childhood I was told I was gifted in drawing and painting. However, it was in Italy where my interest in art really developed as a result of my technical education in graphic design. I decided to get a formal education in art after a visit to El Museo del Prado in Madrid in 1983. Ever since my passion for art has evolved.

My first year in art education was in the newly open Nueva Academia in Milano, a private art school, whose teaching staff included Luigi Veronesi and Gianni Colombo and several others talented Italian artists .

After a year at Nueva Academia, some us decided to move to the state own Academia di Brera, were we continued attending the classical and figurative school for a year.

I graduated in 1988 and stated working in various design shops and in a editorial group as a Art Director. All in Milano.

I remained in Italy after my family moved to other overseas locations and finally to Panama in 1991. My eleven years spent in Milan came to an end after short visit to Panama City and In 1993, I moved back to Panama. It was three years after the invasion and the end on the Noriega Dictatorship..

After living, studying and working for some many years in Europe, my return to Panama required re-adjustments both on a personal and cultural ways; a long process.

My professional career in Panama started by working for three years in the advertising sector. Eventually, I went on my own and founded a commercial studio based mainly on graphic design.

Today, I teach, work and paint and continue my real passion in life…Art.