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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.
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, graphite, and oil pastels, 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. For twenty years I worked in the graphic design industry as a freelancer and as part of a team with different companies, including being a Logo Specialist for GoDaddy. 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.
The year 2021 was an amazing year, being featured in art magazines three times and also having my artwork featured on television multiple times. I also got to check off one of my bucket list items, and that was to be a guest on Gaydos and Chad on KTAR 92.3 FM! Those guys are awesome, and they had me on their show to talk about my Phoenix Suns portrait paintings during the NBA playoffs that year! 2022 was even more incredible and its amazing to see where my art has taken me. My work is now being seen on a much larger scale, and my client list includes TV and radio personalities as well as professional athletes. My work was featured in magazines twice last year, and I had the honor of being featured on television programs such as "Good Morning Arizona" and "FOX Sports Night!" I am very excited to see what 2023 brings!
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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