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Bachelors of Architecture
Rice University, May 2012

Bachelors of Art in Architecture
Rice University, May 2010


Bio

Nopales, Oak, and Ferns - the flora of places I have rooted in, uprooted from, and grown. Hailing from Brownsville, TX, a latinx-majority border-town, I slowly found my talents within architecture, my conscience in social responsibility and my joy through art. After completing a B.Arch at Rice University in Houston, TX, I had my first full-time internship at NBBJ, forever sealing my fate to the Pacific Northwest. I now work in a small but potente design firm in Pioneer Square. While architecture happens with every mouse click, trace paper crumble, and tak-tak of keyboard, I am also refining my art, my activism, and my many crafts.

When I'm not doing design, I live for foggy summers, biking, RPGs, and art jams.


Work $$

Artist/Writer // from August 2015 to Present
Seattle, WA 98102

Comix, zines, graphica, illustration and sequential art about magical urbanism, housing justice, queerness, cultural identity and everything in between. Self published comics/zines “Planet Hop”, “Not Even Barely Legal”, “In This House We Believe / In the Just City”, “Witchaus” and more.

Designer // February 2013 to Present
Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects  
240 Second Ave S, Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98104
www.sklarchitects.com

Project Manager for house remodels/additions, TIs and DADUs. Architectural staff for high-production SD, DD and CD phases for school, library and mixed use projects, including design review documents, feasibility studies, fundraising material and proposals. Writer, graphic designer and manager of marketing material for social media, website and pamphlets.

Designer // August 2010 to July 2011
NBBJ
223 Yale Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
www.nbbj.com

Architectural Designer involved in DD and CD phases of courthouses and hospitals in California, including interiors package, graphic design, and client review-related deliverables. 


Skills

Computer
Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhinoceros, Sketch-Up, Manga Studio, Procreate, html & css (basic)

Craft
sewing, knitting, woodwork, pattern-making, paper and wood architectural models, charcoal, gouache, graphite, storyboard, comics, books and zines

Languages
Spanish (native, fluent)

Social
advocacy, fundraising, social media, marketing, research, "guerilla" art, informational diagrams, data visualization, flyers, logos, zines & graphics

Interests
urbanism, bottom-up design, equitable design and development, environmental justice, sustainability, racial and social justice, queering spaces, infill development, community ownership, zoning reform, accessibility, storytelling, comic arts, character design, feminism, autobiographical story, magical realism, mass transit, immigration rights, human infrastructure, and more


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Artist (2015 - present)
Exhibited at: Short Run, Exterminator City, Olympia Comic Festival, Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, LA Zine Fest, EUZine, STAPLE, Out of Sight, and more!

Organizer
Capitol Hill Renters Initiative
Share the Cities
Standing Against Foreclosure and Eviction (SAFE)
…among others (email for full list)

Publications
”Forked-Tongued and Tongued-Tied”, Tales from La Vida: A Latinx Comix Anthology, Ed. by Frederick Luis Aldama, 2018

Early version of “Portate Bien”, La Raza Anthology: Unidos y Fuertes, Ed. by Kat Fajardo and Pablo Castro, 2018