Join AIGA Gainesville and Bulla Cubana for a special Cuban Coffee with Creatives with Carlos Zamora. Zamora, a designer and illustrator, graduated from Havana Design Institute (ISDi) in 2000 and worked for four years in prestigious cultural organizations in Havana, Cuba before immigrating Ecuador and later arriving in the U.S. His illustrations have been published by the New York Observer, The Boston Globe, Ad Age, American Lawyer, The Wall Street Journal, Alive, and St. Louis Magazine.
Whether you're a designer yourself, work with them, or just want to get to know a few, this is a great opportunity to connect with your community. Grab a cup of café cubano and let's chat!
This Coffee with Creatives will take place Saturday, March 23 from 10:00AM–11:00AM at 160over90, located at 21 Southeast 2nd Place.
This event is free and open to both members and non-members. Coffee will be provided by Mi Apá Latin Cafe.
More about Carlos Zamora:
Carlos Zamora graduated from Havana Design Institute (ISDi) in 2000 and worked for four years in prestigious cultural organizations in Havana, Cuba. In 2004 he immigrated to Quito, Ecuador and later arrived in the U.S. in 2006. He lives in the 19th century Victorian neighborhood of Lafayette Square near downtown St. Louis, with his wife Juliana, daughters Aitana and Lucía, and a dog named Luna.
His early professional endeavors in Cuba included The Office of Historical Restoration for Old Havana, Alicia Alonso's National Ballet of Cuba, Casa de las Américas, Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba and cigar company Habanos S.A. Between 2000 and 2004 he served as Art Director for the magazines: Opus Habana, Gaceta de Cuba, Anales del Caribe, Cuba en el Ballet and Conjunto. Magazines, book covers and posters resumed his professional life in Havana.
His illustrations have been published by the New York Observer, The Boston Globe, Ad Age, American Lawyer, The Wall Street Journal, Alive, and St. Louis Magazine.
His work has been included in American Illustration 34, 3x3 Illustration Annual No.12, and Society of Illustrators 58th. Communication Arts featured his work in the Typography and Illustration Annuals 2017. His Cinco de Mayo poster is part of LOS DIEZ, an itinerary art show with the top ten best Latin illustrations in 2018.
About Bulla Cubana:
Bulla Cubana is a celebration of arts and culture, promoting the exchange of ideas and inspiration between Cuba and the North Central Florida region. Bulla Cubana inaugural festival was held in 2017 and was the recipient of the City of Gainesville’s Individual Arts Award.
Taking place in and around the cultural centers of Gainesville, Bulla Cubana showcases the extraordinary artistic talent of invited fine artists, muralists, dancers, musicians, chefs, photographers and filmmakers for a month-long, city-wide celebration, March 2019.
Uniting cultural institutions at venues large and small, Bulla Cubana is the first festival of its kind to cultivate and celebrate Cuban artistry through collaboration. Bulla Cubana events will encourage a cultural conversation inspired by the passion and spirit of Cuban arts and culture.
Thank you to our sponsors for this event, UF Designers/School of Art + Art History, UF College of Design Construction and Planning, the UF Center for Latin American Studies, Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, 160over90, Bulla Cubana, AIGA Gainesville and Mi Apá Latin Café.