Name: Andres Garcia (Pronunciation: Ahn-dress)
Location: Modesto, CA
My Design Alias: Aiikon (Pronunciation: I-con)
I am a Modesto, California based designer (Aiikon). I created the Aiikon site originally to house my design work in a portfolio format but over the years it has grown to encompass a blog as well. I have spent time as a freelance designer and worked for a few agencies for approximately 13 years. After years of developing my own brand, I finally fell in love with Aiikon and vigorously created ideals that are the foundation of my own design style; and finally, discussing them on this site.
I created the blog portion of Aiikon so I’d have a chance to share my influences and the things that inspire me. Over the years I have collected a lot of amazing examples of design and I will be posting the choice specimens here with my commentary. I am no idealogue, and certainly not an intellectual when it comes to design. I have, however, practiced graphic design for almost thirteen years and at this point I feel I have a good grasp of what types of design I enjoy and what styles inform my own work. Obviously I do a good deal of looking back when it comes to inspiration. I feel the design that blossomed from the Bauhaus movement and came of age in the 1960′s.
I commend you if you’ve made it this far down the page without falling asleep … So with all that said, your comments, questions, or criticisms are welcomed and appreciated.