Hello, I am Carlos Jimenez. I am an Arizona native, an award-winning graphic designer, performer(singer) and an art and graphic design instructor. Artistically I work in a wide range of styles, and I would say I am best known for my "no rules" approach to the artistic process. As far back as I can remember I have always loved to draw. I always wanted to do it and this would cause me to get behind on school work. It got to the point where my teachers made a deal with me: Finish your assignment and then you can draw the rest of the day! Needless to say, it worked.
I feel that my painting style is shaped by my studies at Collins College(Graduate with honors, 2000), where I met an amazing painter who became my mentor, and from my participation in various arts programs across the United States. As a painter, I have developed my own unique style of art, although the work of Pablo Picasso has been a huge influence. A lot of my work is displayed in homes throughout North America, which I am very proud of. I have painted in many different styles and have used a variety of media. As a painter I work mainly with acrylics and oils, and I would say that oils are my preferred painting medium. For illustrations I use charcoal and graphite, and I would definitely say that graphite has become my preferred medium for drawing.
It is obvious that I have a passion for painting and drawing, but during my high school years I fell in love with a different type of art. That art was graphic design. I knew early on that I wanted to be a graphic designer. Shortly after graduating high school I enrolled at Collins College and for the next few years I was a part of an amazing graphic design program. Now, for the last twenty years I have worked in the graphic design industry as a freelancer and as part of a team with different companies. I have designed many different items for many companies such as flyers, newspaper advertisements, posters, book covers, websites, banners, and much more. Logos are my favorite to create, and I have created over 500 logos for businesses around the United States and other countries. My second biggest accomplishment as a designer was being hired as a Logo Specialist for GoDaddy. My biggest accomplishment was going out on my own and starting my own graphic design/logo design company, Logo Design Central. I started this company early in 2020.
In 2017 I accomplished my goal of becoming an educator. I have always wanted to teach my style of art and design to young aspiring artists and designers. I am still teaching today, and it has been amazing helping so many aspiring artists discover their talents and seeing their work reach new levels. I teach my students to let go and move away from the perfectionist mentality. I make no apologies for my "no rules" artistic method. As an artist I have always lived by the motto "imperfections will make your art perfect!"
Thank you so much for visiting my site. Enjoy the several galleries and see the many styles I have worked with. Please visit the contact page and reach out. Let me know what you think of my work. I look forward to hearing from you!
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