Michael graduated from Southwest Texas State with a degree in communication design. A few of his professional achievements include features in Marketing y Medios Latino Advertising Magazine, Print Magazine, Graphic Design USA, Logo Lounge vol. 4, Houston Art Directors Club, and the Telly Awards. After 8 years of working in the creative arena, Michael ventured off to start his own studio, El Creative, with the help of his compadres Robert Zepeda and Brian Keith.
Robert Zepeda, Jr.
Robert, originally from San Antonio, home of the four-time NBA Champions Spurs, has a degree from Texas A&M University in Environmental Design. After a few years in the Architecture field, Robert’s passion turned to the field of graphic arts & design. He returned to school at Southwest Texas State University to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design. After graduating from Southwest, Robert moved to Dallas to help start up El Creative. Robert’s inspiration in design comes from his love of rock music album cover designs, and from the work of designers and architects such as Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell, Frank Lloyd Wright, & Antoni Gaudi.
Brian is a true graphic designer whose philosophy is rooted in the rich history of his field. His designs are based on ideas and concepts, and he has an ongoing quest for knowledge, especially when it comes to design and art. Brian graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Graphic Communication and a minor in Advertising. Brian is a former member the of the Dallas Society of Visual Communications board, where he met some of the most talented graphic designers in Dallas. In March of 2006, he partnered up with a few of those talented people and helped open El Creative.
Van, a Dallas native, graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design. Upon graduation, she was awarded one of the top graphic design portfolios in her class and her work has been recognized by the Dallas Society of Visual Communications Annual Student Show. Van is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to developing powerful design for print and web. Aside from design, she also nurtures a strong interest in illustration and typography. With her industrious spirit and passion for good graphic design, Van has proven herself to be an important member to El Creative’s team since her days as a mild-mannered intern.
Bio probably coming very soon.
We value tradition at El Creative, and that means that interns must be initiated. But we’re also nice guys, so our “hazing” is pretty friendly and harmless. We just ask our interns to take a picture dressed in lucha gear, and they are free to go. Not a bad deal, right?