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!