My name is Juan E. Mendez but most people know me as “Cebolla.” I was born in El Salvador in 1975, I'm fully bilingual.  I have been passionate about photography, art, and design for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until March of 2019 that I finally realized my dream and graduated with Salutatorian Honors from Full Sail University with a BS in Graphic Design. I have many experiences that led me to this point in my life. I am originally from El Salvador, which is also where I first experimented with surf & nature photography, started my own eco tour business and surf brand, managed beach real estate, and put all of my tech skills, design ideas, and social media knowledge to practice in order to promote my tour business and surf shop. Once I moved to California and got settled here with my wife and children, I decided to study Graphic Design, knowing I already had a solid foundation of skills in the areas of business management, website development, social networking, branding, logo/apparel design, and e-commerce. Studying at Full Sail enhanced my skills in illustration, logo design, packaging, and web design. I also continued taking online courses after graduating to expand my skill base in 2-D animation and motion graphics in After Effects. I have substantial experience with Adobe Suite and am confident in my skills as a professional Graphic Designer. I have worked on several freelance projects since graduating last year and references are available upon request (work experience is listed in my resume).
I am a very positive, enthusiastic worker who loves to be part of a team and contribute to the vision of a company or client. I bring a unique, diverse perspective to design and am a fast learner who is both reliable and flexible.
Let's  start  with some creative ripples of stoke and inspiration to make waves full of good vibes !