BFA, San José State University, CA
Born in México City, Julio received a BFA from San José State University, where he also studied painting & illustration. Upon graduation, he spent several years at the multi-disciplinary design firm Pentagram, working on a broad range of projects including branding, print, packaging, exhibit and web design. He has also worked extensively as an independent designer, with a special interest in community-oriented organizations. Recently, he has been involved on projects with the Taproot Foundation, developing design solutions on a pro-bono basis for various Bay Area non-profits.
Over the course of his career his clients have included the Computer History Museum, the Magnes Museum, SF Indiefest, Logitech, Symantec, and Red Herring Magazine, among others. He is a co-founder and creative director at studio1500, a design firm in San Francisco that focuses on brand development and building collaborative relationships with clients large and small.