Ariel aka REL whips ink like Dexter does blood. REL is a visual superhero. His gifted, art psyche develops stories that bring color to the mundane, dialogue to the mute, and personality to the dull.
REL’s superhero apprenticeship commenced D.A.S.H and matured at the Cleveland Institute of Art, his in-demand talents have globally guided him to Hasbro, Takara, Eleven, and SKD. In 2009, while at SKD, REL was recognized with the CES Innovation Award, IDA Residential Sustainable Design, and IDA Product Designer of the Year by SimpleTech [re]Drive and SimpleTech Simple Drive.
Since then REL has joined forced with philanthropic groups and other artists directors, and writers to pursue his first love — art. After protecting design, one concept at a time, REL plays superhero to his wife, Otelia, and children, Eva, Naya, Ezra and Viviana.
CES Innovation Award 2009 -- SimpleTech [re]Drive
IDA Residential Sustainable Design 2009 -- SimpleTech [re]Drive
IDA Product Designer of the Year 2009 -- SimpleTech SimpleDrive