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Carlos Nunez

Employee Spotlight: Carlos Nuñez

Employee Spotlight: Carlos Nuñez

Art Director, Marketing

 

How did you decide to become a graphic designer, and what did that entail?
I was always creative growing up, so I drew a lot as a kid. In high school, I was introduced to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and started illustrating digitally for fun. I loved solving visual problems. I eventually went to art school and majored in fine art and graphic design, then returned later and majored in illustration and animation. I’m still trying to figure out a way to combine all of those disciplines.

What were you doing before you came to the JCC?
I was living in the Los Angeles area, working in the animation industry as a designer. I worked for some amazing studios such as Fox Animation, Warner Brothers animation and Cartoon Network. I met some amazing and talented artists and people and had an absolute blast. I was hired at Jewish Silicon Valley by my hero, Jenny Green. I had done some freelance work for the APJCC in the past, and the rest is history!

What do you love about your current job?
It’s never boring. Each day is different from the last!

Which value do you think is the most important to live by and why?
Kindness toward others. There is so much negativity and hatred and suffering in the world. I refuse to contribute to it.

Who inspires you and why?
I’m inspired by my daughter. She has been through a pandemic, being evacuated from her home because of wildfires, and moved and switched schools multiple times. It was a tough couple of years, but she got through it. I’m so proud of her!