- I am designer specialized in UI design, branding and illustration. Currently I work at General Electric as the lead UI Designer for the New Media Technologies team. I'm very passionate and curious about about the merge of creativity & technology and creating usable, beautiful, and innovative user experiences.
Throughout my experience I have had the opportunity to work on over a dozen different industries in projects for web, mobile, video, print, and photography.Some of the clients I have worked with include: General Electric, MasterCard, ESPN Deportes, The History Channel, A&E Networks, Yahoo! Mexico, Pfizer, NYRemezcla and more.
- Made at the beach on a full moon (well, that’s what I like to think) during the summer of 1980. Nine months later while volcano Mt. Etna was erupting in Sicily, I was being born in the land of the Aztecs, Mexico City, on Wednesday, March 18 1981. I was raised by two lovely and wonderful Homo sapiens my progenitors Rocio Caballero and Ignacio Jimenez and entertained by my two siblings Danya and Sebastian Jimenez.
During my early years I was introduced to the art world by a technique also known as “coloring books” which served as a method of entertainment while my mother did all the things that mothers do. “Coloring books” evolved and “sketchbooks” began to take over on the following years where dinosaurs would rule the pages. The continuous parental admiration and support towards my abstract art (which served as distraction tool) planted a seed of imagination and color inside my skull. A high level of unique city stress and constant visits to the doctor, forced us to migrate for a stress-free life to what used to be called the town of Queretaro “The town where you can leave your car window open and nothing will happen”, currently the town is a city and car windows are never left open in Queretaro.
After some good amount of years of enjoying leaving our car windows’ open and several sketchbooks drawn, the Jimenez 5 took a new challenge and migrated to the land of Art Deco, Miami, Florida. The alligator state diminished my hopes to test my english skills, but surprisingly my spanish vocabulary expanded with an international exposure to a wide range of latin american spanish dialects.
The moment of the final decision for choosing what my role in society would be arrived and a decision was taken based on a passion criterium. The final career ranking with the final vote results appeared something like this (% -Level of likeness):
45% – Graphic Design
30% – Animation
14% – Industrial Design
10% – Archaeologist
1% – Dentist
Graphic Design won my elections and in the year 2002 in Miami, Florida, I obtained my Associate degree in Electronic Intermedia with a minor in Graphic Design from the New World School of the Arts. While I was getting my degree, an animation revolution was happening at the same time in the pacific coast called Pixar, which boomed my curiosity and passion for animation and in the fall of 2002 I migrated to taste the Big Apple and educated my self in field magic field of animation. In the summer of 2004 I graduated cum laude with a BFA in Computer Arts and Technology from Mercy College in New York.
Seven years later, I keep exploring the wonderful field of art and design with a different mix of full time jobs, freelance and personal projects. Some of the clients I have designed for, include: General Electric, MasterCard, ESPN Deportes, The History Channel, A&E Networks, Pfizer, REmezcla, J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Columbia University and more.
Currently I work as a User Interface Designer for the New Media Technology team at General Electric, where I’m in charge of conceptualizing and creating design solutions for web and mobile applications.
I'm very lucky to make living from my passions but I feel even more lucky to do a lot of press concert photography for my favorite music bands! In the year 2010 I decided to dive into a personal design adventure, for a self explanatory project called “One design a day” which you can check at: www.onedesignxday.rodrigojimenez.com