"Photo-Illustration", as I call this ancient technique, a project digitizing images, to later transform it and apply visual effects where the shape and color can be appreciated, it is a contemporary pointillism where it shows us an antagonism between the forces of forms, reality and abstraction, where imagination plays a very important role.
I am a passionate graphic designer. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and worked for more than 25 years in New York City as a print production artist, graphic and web designer in Advertising, Pharmaceutical, publishing, financial, Branding and more. I can come up with a unique design or bring to life work from conceptualization.
I usually work with one single artboard that has the same proportions as the required image. First layer: guides & color background. Second layer: basic structure. Color palette. Tweaking the shapes. Polishing the illustration: trial and error previews. Final image. The illustration is good for printing, embroidering, silkscreen, 3d printing and laser cutting.
My name is Patricio Diaz, Chilean born but American and Costa Rican by heart. More than a graphic designer I consider myself an artist, a creative soul. I thank god for inspiring me in everything I do.