Workshops,Interviews,Live painting events,Online Workshop,Tattoo Design,Canvas commissions,Custom designs for wallpapers or decals
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Gustavo was fantastic to work with. He facilitated a Social Justice Poster Making workshop for our youth participants. The process was excellent. Gus’ input, using his design expertise and creative ideas really helped participants with their individual posters. It was really valuable to achieve strong visuals and words for the poster designs.
Such a great experience working with Gustavo. I booked him to perform live graffiti artworks during a couple of events of mine. The artworks were fabulous but so too was his communication and ability to be flexible and work within my budget and event parameters. I would recommend him to anyone and definitly book him again.
Our rural students were given a powerful experience with Gustavo who challenged their creativity to bend, shape and extend their design thinking strategies. This was an entertaining, easy to host and fun workshop for students. Gustavo was so energetic and engaging with Teachers also saying how impressive this workshop was and they gained valuable PD experience. Gustavo was a joy to work with, conscientous and respectful in every manner. We most highly recommend Gustavo for your next student workshop or even Teacher PD!
Gustavo was so easy to communicate with! He was super organised and was very collaborative in taking my ideas and especially the student ideas into mural design. The detail and thought process behind each idea reflected the school theme beautifully. His handwork was not unnoticed. Gustavo was super friendly and patient, the kids loved having him visit the school! He was also very positive and celebrated students making mistakes which created a very warm and welcoming environment for the students.
I've had an amazing experience with Gustavo! I had a central theme for my mural (in a gym), which was to capture a positive community spirit, while including elements of fitness and weight lifting. I let Gustavo run with the idea, and I'm glad that I did! The mural is vibrant, fun and uplifting, which has brought a great vibe to the space. Gustavo was a pleasure to work with, he is very professional and passionate with his art. I love his style, and I would book him again in the future if the opportunity arises :)
At Bridge It we have engaged Gus to complete two large scale murals. We have been very pleased with the results of both pieces. Gus has been extremely responsive to the project briefs and has done excellent work with the young people we support. For the second mural we did with him there was a strong focus on the piece being codesigned by the young people we work with. Gus did an excellent job facilitating codesign sessions with the young people. Gus did a marvellous job in taking their ideas and putting together a cohesive piece of art that reflects their wants and that tells a story. The young people particularly like seeing characters they had suggested come to life in the piece. Gus is not only a talented artist, but also a skilled facilitator and communicator. Being responsive to project briefs and collaborating well with young people and other stakeholders is an important aspect of any creative project. Gus did this very well. I would recommend Gus for any work large or small scale.
Gustavo was wonderful to work with. He developed a great workshop based on our current exhibition and the children who participated learned a range of new skills and responded well to the workshop content. Gustavo was able to maintain the group's attention and engagement in the program and both children and parents enjoyed the creative outcomes.
Our community group - Victoria Street Alive! - contracted Gustavo to run four street poster workshops for local youth in May 2022. We witnessed Gus leading the groups of attendees with flair, charisma and a passion for creating simple but powerful poster creations. Young people - aged 8 years to 18 years - were inspired by his enthusiasm, encouraging them to think about their key message in a way that impacted the viewer. Ten of the posters were pasted up in our local main street, prompting interest from mainstream and social media, and the broader community. Gus is friendly, fun and works very well with youth and adults alike. We highly recommend his work as a street posters expert/practitioner. Judy Ryan & Greg Hordacre Victoria Street Alive! Abbotsford Richmond - Victoria
Gustavo was such a pleasure to work with. He took the time to really understood what we were after and the personality of the project. It was fascinating to see his creative process and we're so happy with the artwork and the brightness it adds to our environment.
We have been fortunate enough to come accords Gustavo and his amazing work while looking for a street artist to do a very special mural across our external house wall, facing the kids playground, for our daughter’s first birthday gift. Gustavo has created something so magical, that we simply couldn’t thank him enough. He recreated a russian fairy tale that relates back to my childhood days and even managed to incorporate our two kids into it as main characters. I have no doubt this magical piece of art will remain not only on our wall, but also deep in the hearts and sweet childhood memories of our children for a lifetime. Apart from being the most incredible and talented artist, Gustavo also is a true gentleman and a great person to be around. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a true artist at heart in every way…
We had a wonderful experience at DCC working with Gustavo. He supported our students authentically through the creative process helping them to create meaningful illustrations that came together in a stunning mural. He was patient and considerate of all students ensuring they had ownership of the artwork as well. It is a magnificent representation of our school values and whole school community!
We booked Gustavo to paint mural at the entrance of our residential youth accommodation “The Cocoon”. Gustavo created an incredible design of a cocoon, caterpillars and 18 beautiful butterflies to represent each young woman who will be living in our Cocoon program. Our team were so impressed by the time, energy and passion that Gustavo committed to the project and the result was truly outstanding. The mural brings joy to every person who sees it and we are already thinking about new projects tha
I Belong Team
Not only is Gustavo an exceptionally good graphic designer, he is also an exceptionally good teacher of graphic design. He engages and inspires young people to dig deep and think creatively to produce their work. At RMIT we have witnessed the enthusiasm of school students working alongside Gustavo to produce meaningful messages through the medium of graphic design. School students in RMITs I Belong Equity Outreach Program rate workshops with Gustavo very highly, as do we.
Gus’s work is stunning. He is a true creative and always delivers. A pleasure to work with and no idea is too big or too small. Plus he is one of the more ethical people you will ever meet.
Gustavo did an amazing job portraying our market community with his mural. Communication was clear throughout the painting process and we couldn't be happier with the result. With such a dynamic artistic style, our front fence will be treasured for years to come!
I paint my designs that have been created after working with the clients
Pick me for these projects! :-
Music, Arts, Film, Theatre Community / School projects Social and Environmental causes Animals and plants Sports and wellbeing Cartoon graphics
I'll sit these ones out :-
Fast food, processed foods, plastic bottled water, soft drink brands.
Master in Illustration and Design
BA in Graphic Communication Design
Diploma in Illustration
Diploma in Sustainability
Senior Art Director - Kattattak Studio (2020-current)
Art Director - Stile Education, Melbourne (2016-2020)
Poster for tomorrow. Top 100 posters (2020, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012)
Stile Education, CSIRO, RMIT, Climarte, Yarra City Council, The Rose St Artist's Market, Bridge It, Australian Music Examinations Board, Doherty Creek Primary School, OLSC Primary School, Glen Waverley Primary School, Brunswick Daily (Australia)
Alliance Francaise, French Embassy in Mexico, Royal Holiday Park Hotels, Greenpeace (Mexico)
Bloc Party, Interpol, Cafe Tacvba, Everything Everything, Ruido Fest Festival (via Mercadorama collective)
Fource Entertainment (Czechia), The Story of Stuff project (USA)