Designer Bio

 

 

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Yolanda. I have been an artist for the majority of my life. I received my bachelors degree in Graphic Design and Media Arts, at the age of 39. Earning this degree has helped me to expand my artistic-creative side into a digital medium. I am actively using my creative side to pursue a comprehensive palette of texture, movement, and space. My venture through art and design seeks to be professional, communicate, and remain ethical. 

I playfully incorporate organic lines, colors and shapes found at the junction of beauty and purpose to craft an inspiring, compelling and authentic narrative of art. I am mostly vegan ( still fond of cheese and honey), follower of Christ, gardener, and soon-to-be beekeeper. I am fueled by do-it-yourself projects, avocados, and espresso crafted by my loving husband. I enjoy watching My Hero Academia with my children, making and eating vegan tamales, and staying up late to work on a painting. I prefer clear logic to decoration and sustainability.

When I begin a project, no matter what medium it is, it begins with an idea. The idea transforms into a form that encapsulates life and expression. I have spent most of my life viewing, tasting, and experiencing the world around me with my senses. As a child, I unknowingly filled my thoughts with beauty, pattern, and passion for art. Now that I am an adult, my experiences in life have developed in me an intense need for story telling, commingled with a newness of technical education from graphic design, theory and application. I discovered William Morris and his great contribution that began the Arts and Crafts Movement. I fell in love with the style of Bauhaus and all that it stood for before closing their doors forever. I learned about color theory in a painting class, as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir were eloquently exposed in an amazing slide show with actual photographic slides and carousel. Before all of this began, my first love for art and design began with owning and caring for a horse named April, and browsing through magazines, in particular, Western Horseman and Sixteen Magazine. 

Yolanda Garza   graphic design, illustration, studio artist    Work Facts:  recent graduate / PC-friendly / detail oriented / budget-friendly / project driven / deadline friendly   Personal Facts:  sky-dived at 21 / married 16+ years / 5 children / homeschool mom / God-loving / vegan-ish  ( love honey )  / love learning / hairstyle varies

Yolanda Garza graphic design, illustration, studio artist

Work Facts: recent graduate / PC-friendly / detail oriented / budget-friendly / project driven / deadline friendly

Personal Facts: sky-dived at 21 / married 16+ years / 5 children / homeschool mom / God-loving / vegan-ish ( love honey ) / love learning / hairstyle varies

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My hometown...

is somewhere down in Texas!