My name is Cristina Gonzalez, I am a twenty-four year old art director, from Miami Beach, Florida, and I am truly a creative at heart. I have a huge interest in painting, drawing, music, traveling, photography, and anything creatively driven. I left the frigid winters of Boston, graduating from Suffolk University… Read More
My name is Cristina Gonzalez, I am a twenty-four year old art director, from Miami Beach, Florida, and I am truly a creative at heart. I have a huge interest in painting, drawing, music, traveling, photography, and anything creatively driven. I left the frigid winters of Boston, graduating from Suffolk University with a B.S. in Communications & Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising. After graduating I came back to reunite with my first home, sunny Miami Beach. I decided to further my studies in Advertising, so I applied to the Miami Ad School. it was the best and only place, I was told, to prepare for the rest of my life in the world of Advertising.
I have always been drawn to the creative world and I always knew I wanted to strive for a career in concepting great ideas and excitedly bring them to life, whether it may be a design layout, a drawing, painting, fashion style, etc. I just knew creativity ran through my veins and I needed to make it a permanent part of my life. The majority of my inspiration comes from the love and appreciation I have for music. The passion I have for it is so grand that it has actually opened a portal of inspiration in all aspects of my life, from artwork and concepting to rest and keeping me balanced. The medium of sound and silence has been very influential because music transports me to a creative plane. Without this common element of expression my creativity would not have excelled in maturity.
During my upbringing my dad never pushed music on me but it surrounded me unconditionally. He would routinely enter the music room after work and play for hours on his keyboard, ranging from artists such as, Paul McCartney to Pink Floyd. This had initially started as an ear-sore but then turned into a strong love for Classic Rock and vintage music. The soothing sound of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” wasn’t the only thing that intrigued me, the vinyl album covers is what captured my attention first. I would analyze the artwork and make connections between the visual and verbal cues. This memory paints a picture of when I first connected with music & art on a deeper level. It not only improved my artistic abilities; it has improved my way of winding down from stress or negative energy. There is nothing like putting on the “smooth jams” playlist, shutting your eyes and turning off your mind for a few minutes while you get swept away to your subconscious, by the words of Sade’s “Paradise”. This process of escaping the world can really alter one's life for the positive, all you need to do is breathe a little music. Read Less