ARTICHOKE PRESENTS

 

Hello there. My name is Antonio Romero. I am a graphic designer, visual storyteller and artist. Welcome to Artichoke Presents, the digital space where I record some of the things I’ve been up to. There are blog posts to document my professional (By Day) and personal (By Night) work, as well as links to various online projects. I hope you like what you find here. And if you like it, please share it.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: JAMAAL NELSON

BY DAY

My academic background includes a Master’s degree in Design and Technology from Parsons. I have extensive experience in both print and digital media, developing bold and intuitive brands, campaigns and content to engage audiences.

My client experience includes ANGA, Avis, Bing, Budget, Cafewell, Canon, Captain Morgan, Costello Tagliapietra, Dave’s Drinks, Dentsu, E*TRADE, Frontier Airlines, Ghita Schwarz, GREY NYC, H&R Block, Lucy McDiarmid, Macys.com, McDonald’s, Pearson, Plavix, Porchetta, Sherman Advertising Associates, SHIFT Communications, Sony, SYZYGY, Tanqueray, Taser, Time Inc, Toyota, WebMD, Westone, Inc. and Woven.

BY NIGHT

My lifelong fascination with visual art and storytelling began in a patch of woods surrounded by sprawling Maryland farmland. As I settled into my life as a New York graphic designer, I started making comics, based on a cache of characters and scenarios developed from my adventures, some happy accidents and a few things I made up.

My process combines physical and digital media, focusing on grayscale imagery to cut down on production time and printing costs. I also combine the original artwork in colorful, handmade collages.

My show experience includes Baltimore Comic Con, Big Apple Con, C2E2, Grand Comics Festival, Mocca Arts Fest, New York Comic Con, Special Edition and SPX.