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Ricardo Nunez

Ricardo Nunez - Designer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

I'm illustrator and Graphic Desinger. I love the freedom children's book illustration brings. I love small details just kids can understand

Overview

Reviews (1)

I'm a Colombian Philadelphia-based artist with an MFA in Illustration and a BF in Graphic Design. I worked in the advertisement field meeting deadlines for several years in Colombia and Australia until I decided to pursue a career as an illustrator back in 2012. Since then, I have exhibited my work in different galleries around the world and have been recognized by the most prestigious illustrations contest globally. American Illustrator, Creative Quarterly, Manifest Gallery INDA 10 to name a few.

I like to take every project personally, the idea is to impress my clients but also to impress myself. With my clients, I start by discussing the client's ideas on how the project should be approached aesthetically. I then draw sketches and, once you decide what worked best, I explore color and technique.

Right now I am illustrating two books that I wrote: One is a fictional story about a naturalist who travels the most inhospitable places of the world in the XIX century discovering new species from the animal kingdom. The other is an alphabet book that talks about acceptance and the broad concept of beauty.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Life Sciences Nature

Certifications

  • MFA in Illustration Practice (Maryland Institute College of Art)
  • BFA in Graphic Design (UJTL)

Awards

  • Finalist, Society of Illustrators
  • Finalist, Manifest INDA 10
  • Best Illustrations in Latin America/Palermo University
  • Creative Quarterly
  • Zupi Magazine / Brazil
  • 3x3 Magazine

Work experience

Freelance

Self-employed
May, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

During my work as a freelance, I did an illustration cover for a writer in Spain. I also was chosen along with 20 other artists in my country, Colombia to do an illustration for a stamp commemorating the peace agreement sing with the guerrilla and the government of my country.

I'm working on a children's book in the United States. It's a book for kids between 8 to 10 years. The book is about building personality, growing and learning trough exploration and adventures.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Hijos de madre tierra: Una aventura con plantas y animales de Colombia (Spanish Edition)

Celso Román

El Payé es un los más sabios y conocedores de la naturaleza y la Madre Tierra lo ha escogido para acudir en la ayuda de varios de sus hijos que están en peligro de desaparecer. El Payé ha sido encomendado por Madre Tierra para salvar a varios de sus hijos que están en peligro. En compañía de seres mágicos y sabios, recorrerá distintos parajes de Colombia -desde el Valle del Cocora, pasando por... read more

El Payé es un los más sabios y conocedores de la naturaleza y la Madre Tierra lo ha escogido para acudir en la ayuda de varios de sus hijos que están en peligro de desaparecer. El Payé ha sido encomendado por Madre Tierra para salvar a varios de sus hijos que están en peligro. En compañía de seres mágicos y sabios, recorrerá distintos parajes de Colombia -desde el Valle del Cocora, pasando por... read more

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Tim Cigelske

Incredible working experience with Ricardo. He was extremely professional, creative and a pleasure to work with. I hope to collaborate with him again.

, August 2017

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