Ruben Dario Villa was born and raised in San Jose, CA to Mexican immigrant parents. Villa was a first-generation college student at Santa Clara University where he graduated with his BA in Studio Art and BS in Sociology. He worked at Apple as a visual designer for over 3.5 years before leaving to start Fúchila Fresheners in 2015. He is currently a visual designer at Google and the National Marketing Director for Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity. Villa is happily married and living in Santa Clara, CA.
Francisco also provides work as an art and design consultant. His technical competence and high quality workmanship has lead him to work along side architects, planners, and interior decorators in designing projects with complex and technical parameters. Aside from his technical competence, Francisco has demonstrated original vision, strong creativity, and sophisticated conceptual skills that have led both large corporations and private collectors (listed below) to commission both large and small works and murals.
The art of sugar skulls has become a passion for me. This passion has now opened the opportunity to preserve the Mexican culture as well as to enrich and educate our community about the beauty of sugar skulls and its role in celebrating and memorializing loved ones that have passed. ing, creating, and sharing unique one-of-a-kind Sugar Skull Art.
Born in Thailand and raised with a punk rock ethos and DIY mentality, Henry Miyoshi founded Korrupt Label in 2006, and creates deconstructed, highly detailed t-shirts and hoodies layered with text, images and patches proudly self made in West Oakland, California.
Maldición is that beautiful place between México and the U.S., that borderless place where we can embrace both our cultures with out having to choose. It’s as colorful as papel picado and as dark as the watching crow. It is smart and dopey, mature and immature. Maldición embraces and rejects, loves and hates. It’s a combination of colors and flavors, colors and flavors that combined create a unique expression of me, you and all those who need this voice.
Inspired by my past & present surroundings, my body of work features a signature narrative style applied to paintings, mixed media on wood panels, photography, character studies, recycled jars with succulents and site specific installations. Force129 currently lives & works in San Jose, CA as an artist & freelance designer.