José has been the creative director of Metaleap since he founded the firm in 2002. After receiving his BFA in 1995 from Savannah College of Art and Design, he worked as a designer at several major advertising and design firms in the South. Over the years he has received a variety of accolades—most memorable being the “my hero” trophy crafted and given to him by his 11 year old daughter. This past January—he served as a judge for Communication Art’s Illustration annual. Born in Puerto Rico, and raised in Turkey, Utah, New Mexico and Florida, his love and curiosity of all things keeps him traveling and searching for inspiration in everything around him.

When I hear a song or piece of music, where that was played at any given moment in any movie I've seen.

How to let go of what you think you know.

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