At a very early age, Julio was drawn to art. His dedication was tested in high school when he was awarded an appointment to study engineering and play football at West Point. He respectfully declined to pursue his art studies at Michigan State University, where he earned his BFA in Graphic Design.
Today, Julio has over twenty years of creative marketing and leadership experience at some of Chicago’s most notable firms including Leo Burnett, Euro RSCG Tatham (Havas), FCB, Burrell, Harpo Studios and Cavalry.
His list of accounts is equally impressive: Boeing,* Coca-Cola, Ford, Hallmark, KFC,* Kraft, LifeGem,* McDonald's, Midas,* MillerCoors,** Red Lobster,* Reebok, Stir Crazy Restaurants* and Toyota.
In regard to MillerCoors, Julio spent nearly seven years as one of the account’s senior creative leads, helping Coors Banquet reverse a fifteen year market decline and elevating the Coors Light brand from the #4 to #2 beer brand in the U.S. (surpassing Budweiser).
In his spare time, Julio enjoys traveling, photography, drawing, making short films and, above all, spending time with his family and their rambunctious dog, Asher.
*New business wins
EXPERTISE // EXPERIENCE
Film, Television, Print, Outdoor, Graphic Design (Traditional/Digital/Web), Brand Identity, Motion Graphics, Illustration (Traditional/Digital), Photography, Interactive, Mobile, UI/UX, Direct Mail, Event, Experiential, Promotion, Shopper Marketing, Pharmaceutical, Creative Strategy, Copywriting.
01 // Adobe Photoshop CC
02 // Adobe Illustrator CC
03 // Adobe InDesign CC
04 // Adobe Edge Animate CC
05 // Adobe Muse CC
06 // Adobe XD
07 // Sketch
08 // Adobe Acrobat Pro
09 // Keynote
10 // Microsoft Word
11 // Microsoft PowerPoint
12 // Microsoft Excel
13 // Adobe AfterEffects CC
14 // Adobe Premier CC
15 // Various Other Programs
A few excepts of recommendations given on my behalf. Full references from these and others can be found on my Linkedin profile.
Simply one of the best people that I have encountered in the business over the last thirty years. He is a gifted art director, an intelligent businessman and a thoughtful leader.
He is a passionate creative leader with a natural talent for art and design, but also possesses an incredible ability to lead and inspire a team of both senior and junior resources.
Julio has that rare gift of a superb creative eye and talent, as well as an incredible knack for communication. His passion and his drive are stellar.