I’m a designer with ten years of experience in print and web design. I’m passionate about meaningful, evocative and beautiful visual communication. TESTIMONIALS: “You’re a fucking genius. These are wonderful, and with a really great variation—which will certainly please [publisher and author].”—Jeff Clark / Book Designer, Quemadura. “It looks so beautiful!… Thank you for creating a professional and attractive online presence for me. It’s working!!!”—Christine M. Tracy / Author. “I love them! Great work. Really, so good. Thanks!” [Also…] “People all over campus have commented on how much they like your posters.”—Catherine Taylor / Associate Professor, Ithaca College / Author “I believe Raúl perfectly combines artistic creativity with professionalism. I attribute a large part of Make Goals Not War’s international success to his creative vision.”—Matias Margulis / Director, Make Goals Not War “Working closely with Raúl, I appreciated the depth and commitment behind his designs and graphic production. He is also an incredibly talented designer.”—Donald Harrison / Executive Director, Ann Arbor Film Festival “I especially admire how capable Raúl is of working on a quick project and having it look amazing, as well as how when time permits, he devotes a great deal of research, thought and experimentation to produce some real mind-blowing work.”—Pete Garner / Marketing Manager, Zingerman’s


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