My name is Rio—not to be mistaken with the the car, the hotel, the city, the river, that one Duran Duran song, and that movie about birds of the same name—and I am a graphic designer based in Portland, Oregon. Graduating with an AAS in graphic design and and a BA in Psychology I have a deep appreciation for how design impacts mood and I try to use it to my advantage whenever possible. Design in all aspects is a passion of mine so I'm always hungry to learn more and grow more as a designer.
My interests are in brand development, advertising, ui/ux, packaging, and publication design.
I grew up in sunny Southern California where I inherited a deep fondness for the ocean and the water. However, it was those early childhood roadtrips with my familia that gave me a strong wanderlust, a thirst for adventure, and a great fondness for the outdoors which ultimately led me to fall in love with and move to Portland and the greater Pac NW.
I am a self-proclaimed avid traveller, adventurer, foodie, beer-snob, sports enthusiast, movie-geek, and friend to all animals. My friends and loved ones consider me a jolly and a pretty laidback dude.