JR has been drawing painting and cartooning seriously since childhood, often to the chagrin of his teachers and parents. He learned to use comedy early and often to stay out of trouble.
After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at the acclaimed California State University of Long Beach, he worked for several years in advertising as an illustrator, designer and assistant art director before striking out to answer his true calling as a cartoonist and illustrator.
Today, his cartoons grace the pages of magazines and newspapers, and his illustrations illuminate and excite potential consumers of a wide variety of products. He brings over ten years of experience to the process of bringing excellent and whimsical creative projects to completion on time and ready for publication.
JR's collaboration and production skills allow him to work very effectively with editors, art directors, writers, designers and other members of a creative team.
Clients include: YMCA, Penske Corp., Duncan McIntosh Publishing Group -Sea Magazine - The Log Newspaper, Bidena Publications - RV Journal, Hunter Rossini Boleslav inc. - Disney publications - Starkist Tuna, Curved Space Creative - Nissan USA - SalesTalk Magazine, Honda World, Peterson Systems International inc., Marlineer international inc., Offshore Yachts, OurWave publications, Legal Graphics, Tyron Automotive USA Inc.