What is my story??? My professional experience is in the creation of original and branded illustration for fortune 500 companies: Disney, Coke, Hard Rock Cafe, Universal Studios. I am a dedicated worker and loving father to two wonderful kids. I have also been married for over 16 years. I love music and great illustration that tells a story. My goal as an illustrator is to keep a student viewpoint and strive to be the best artist I can be. I am currently looking for new roads and career opportunities as well as new contacts for illustration work. I am also open to representation. Please contact me directly at: mclarida@gmail.com Website: www.amplifiedimagewerks.com

Work Samples

  • Concept and story art

  • Illustration

  • Character design

Work History

  • Freelance Illustrator

    I have been hired by Disney to illustration for consumer products and product development. This work is on a freelance basis and will basically be anything they want. Character model sheets to consumer hard and soft goods,to apparel and some 3d sculpting.

  • Mural artist

    • Florida Hospital
    • Orlando, FL
    • Dec 2013 - Present (7 months)

    I have been contracted to do a series of large scale mural projects for Florida Hospital. They have asked me to develop and execute murals for their Centra Care locations in Florida. I design the characters and translate them into composition illustrations and then transfer them to interior walls. The average scale of a single mural is 200sq ft.

  • Illustration lead

    • EOI Apparel
    • Oct 2003 - Present (10 years 9 months)

    I am the lead illustrator for EOI Apparel. EOI is a design and illustration firm that has been an industry leader in entertainment based apparel for almost ten years. We have many private label clients(Disney, Universal Studios, Marvel Entertainment,Hard Rock Cafe, Coke, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Dillards) Basically we design apparel for theme parks and the retail market.

  • Owner-founder-Creative director

    Amplified Imagewerks is a full service design and illustration firm created and managed by me. This is a continually evolving entity that serves as a creative outlet and freelance business. I have created everything about this company. It is my art and my vision.

  • Lead Illustrator

    • Foot Locker
    • Jul 2000 - May 2002 (1 year 10 months)


  • Ringling School of Art and Design

    • BFA. Illustration Illustration, Design, Story
    • 1997 - 2000
  • Daytona State College

    • Associate of Arts (A.A.) Humanities and voice/theater
    • 1992 - 1996