Jarel Colon

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ART INSTITUTE OF TAMPA

Jarel Colon is a soon to be graduate of The Art Institute Tampa with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design. Born in Cuba, his family faced many struggles, however he and his parents were eventually allowed to leave the island and move to the United States. It is here they could create a brighter future for themselves. Jarel brands himself as a versatile and organic designer with a diverse skillset consisting of branding, publication, packaging, illustrations, and motion graphics. Craving the early exploration phase at the beginning of each project, Jarel allows himself to set his creativity free while removing any possible guardrails that might hinder him from discovering a potential solution. He currently is the AAF Student Chapter president, as well as a member of aTrueFace.org, a student operated homeless awareness organization. During his free time Jarel dedicates himself to sharpening his illustrative abilities, which he tries to implement in his design work whenever he finds appropriate.

FAVORITE COLOR?
Green

FAVORITE TYPEFACE?
Adonis, Franklin Gothic

FAVORITE TV SHOWS?
Breaking Bad, Invader Zim, Vikings

FAVORITE BOOK?
Anything by Dan Brown

FAVORITE MOVIES?
The Emperor’s New Groove, Fearless

FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Metallica, The Offspring, Stone Sour

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA?
Facebook

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Gian Lorenzo Bernini

YOUR DESIGNER HERO?
Paula Scher

TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
The ability to create clones of myself so I can get more work done

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Architect

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Trial and error

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