SNAKEBITE_CORTEZ_WORDPRESS_DESIGN_BANNERSI started working in design while I was working in animation back in 1997. I moonlighted working as a sketch artist for a custom leather designer on Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, and evolved into designing and cutting his patterns for accessories, bags, pants, shirts and jackets.

So from 9am-5pm I was doing color design for cartoons and from 6pm-3am I was designing clothes for rock stars and models. At the age of 25  you could consider me stoked.

Once in that world I met a host of characters and opportunities to expand my skills and stack my bills. As usual I gravitated towards apprenticeship type positions and proved myself in the arena. And as usual I had to wear many hats. A challenge I was always up to.

Although I learned a great deal about production communication in publication and animation, the fashion and design world in general exposed me to a different level of problem solving allocation.

After all it’s about the team and how everyone progresses together.

HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF MY CORPORATE DESIGN PORTFOLIO. BRANDING AND PACKAGING.

HERE ARE SOME OF FASHION DESIGN WORKS. CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES, TRIM, TSHIRT GRAPHICS.