Gloria Torres

Visual Artist / Illustrator / Graphic Designer

Visual Arts

Education (Bridge Business College)(C.E. Gestalt in Veracruz, Mexico)
Employer 3P Learning
Location Sydney Australia
Website

I'm a visual artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Sydney, originally from Mexico.

I create artwork with bright colors and vivid characters in a figurative-surrealist style. Artistically I draw inspiration from my heritage, traditions and culture, as well as nature, street art and pop surrealism.

I have worked in publishing, game art, mural and public art. Feel free to contact me for any commission or collaboration. Gracias.

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Brochure Design
  • Character Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Environmental Design
  • Illustration
  • Logo Design
  • Packaging
  • Painting
  • Print Design
  • Publications
  • Typography
  • Visual Art
  • Wayfinding Design
  • Web Design
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Portfolio

Employers

  • 3P Learning
    Midweight Graphic Designer & Illustrator
    2013 - Present

    Concept, design & illustration for Mathletics, Spellodrome and various 3P Learning games (concept art for characters, objects and interfaces, background illustration, logo design, game/interface design & illustration). As well as overall company graphics rebranding.

  • Goya Torres
    Visual Artist & Illustrator
    2010 - Present

    Goya Torres (Gloria Torres) is a visual artist and illustrator based in the Northern Beaches in Sydney, originally born in Mexico, who creates artwork with bright colors and vivid characters in a figurative-surrealistic style.

    Primarily a self-taught artist, Goya Torres artistically draws inspiration from her mexican heritage, traditions and culture, as well as nature, street art and pop surrealism. She predominately uses traditional media such as oils and acrylics on canvas and paper, as well as spray paint and printmaking techniques.

    After she relocated in Sydney four years ago, Goya Torres has been involved in group exhibitions, live-painting events, mural and public art projects. She has exhibited interstate in Australia and internationally in Mexico, Latinoamerica, USA and Germany. She recently participated in the Wild! Rhino project organized by Taronga Zoo where she painted a life size rhino sculpture in order to raise awareness about the rhino extinction.

    Lately Goya Torres has been working on two koala sculptures for the public art trail Hello Koalas in Port Macquarie. She is also preparing a joint exhibition called

  • Head Mark
    Midweight Graphic Designer
    2012 - 2012

    Contract position. Doing concept, design & artwork for clients like: Muffin Break, Jamaica Blue, Alibaba Kebabs, Lindt Chocolates, Manifacturating Skills Australia, GAIT International, Global Gift Sourcing.

  • Tonic Connective
    Junior Graphic Designer
    2011 - 2012

    Fulltime position. Doing concept, design & artwork for clients like: University of NSW, Delta Electricity, Government of Sydney, Souths Sydney Rabbitohs, Aspen, DEPPRO, Investment Property Managers.

    "I worked with Gloria for twelve months and found her to be an extremely talented, and trust-worthy designer. During our time together I was her Creative Director and she handled senior-level design tasks for me. No matter the brief, or the time we had for the project I knew Gloria would be able to deliver innovative, fresh and exciting results. Gloria has exceptional technical skills across all relevant programs and is quick to learn new abilities if needed.

    I have no hesitation recommending Gloria to future employers. Her talent and friendly personality will make an absolute asset to any team."

    MitchWade, Creative Director

  • Fashion-Design Identity, Artichoke Design, The Squad
    Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator
    2010 - 2011

    Freelancing and contracting for these companies. Doing concept, design & artwork for clients like: Dream Fighter Apparel, The Property Council of Australia, Loud Shirt Day, The Shepherd Centre, Aussie Homeloans.

  • Undergraduate Graphic Designer and Illustrator
    Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator
    2009 - 2010

    Freelancing for different companies to develop design, branding and illustration projects just before graduating. Projects include: Rebrand & packaging for Marias Cookies, Edgar Allan Poe books covers, Veracruz Aquarium signage system. Clients include: La Italiana, Centro Veracruzano del Deporte, Acuario de Veracruz, Papeleria Papel.

Education

  • Bridge Business College
    Business and Administration
    2010 - 2012
  • C.E. Gestalt in Veracruz, Mexico
    Bachelor degree in Graphic Design, major in Illustration
    2005 - 2010

Awards and Achievements

  • Finalist & Honorable Mention for Thesis Project in the 6th National Bienal of Design in Mexico


    November 2011
  • Wild Rhino project - Taronga Zoo

    Finalist artist to participate in the Wild Rhino project by Taronga Zoo and sponsored by Hotel Steyne: Painted a life-sized scale rhino sculpture for Sydney public art trail from February to April 2014.


    2014
  • Hello Koalas project - Port Macquarie

    Finalist artist to participate in the Hello Koalas project organised by Port Macquarie Hastings Council and sponsored by ABC Mid North Coast and Discover Magazine: Painted two 1m height koala sculptures for public art trail from September 2014 (Permanent exhibition).


    2014

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