Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I am the youngest of 3 siblings to first generation immigrant parents from the Philippines. I graduated from Harvard High School (now Harvard Westlake) and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design from UCLA. I am a devoted husband of 20+ years, and am the proud father of 2 accomplished student athletes.
I consider myself a senior level creative with technical expertise in print and digital assets within Entertainment Advertising, Advertising, Marketing, Automotive, Packaging, and Publishing industries. Throughout my career I have worked in small, medium, and large agencies where I have built 24 years of skilled experience as a designer, production artist, and department manager. Currently, I am employed as the Director of Production at Art Machine in Los Angeles supervising a staff of 12. It is my desire to play an active and integral role in day-to-day operations to ensure that processes are in place in order to deliver the best quality of products to my clients. My department is responsible for art finishing, design templates, establishing processes, font and stock licensing, printing, building mechanicals, managing digital assets, server maintenance, photography, building presentation decks, and adaptation of key art for both print and digital deliverables. In addition, I am responsible for on boarding new client relationships and working directly with print vendors for execution and delivery of client assets.
To that end, I am well respected by my employees as a team leader who inspires his staff to always strive to exceed expectations and constantly grow their skillsets. My team is relied upon to provide support and solutions to deal with fast-paced, client-driven requests, and I am in the trenches with them as a hands-on supervisor. I take pride in the work that I do, and am committed to my my job and my team.