Multidisciplinary creative at your service.

I'm a Filipino-American art director, designer and illustrator from the Pacific Northwest. I love bikes, dogs and design in no particular order.

I started my career as a poster designer for Seattle's vibrant music scene in the late 90's. Driven by my passion for music I crafted a distinct style comprised of integrated type and image. I've since moved on to become a distinguished illustrator and art director, working with some of the best agencies and talented creatives in the industry.

I worked at Specialized Bicycle Components, leading a talented and passionate team of bike aficionados in global marketing. When I'm not at work I'm probably out riding my bike. I'm an accomplished cross-country mountain bike racer, specializing in marathon distances, with two sub nine hour Leadville Traill 100 belt buckles to prove it.

I'm now an art director at Instrument, and living and working in Portland, OR with my loving wife and our crazy dog, Marlow.


HONORS

ADC YOUNG GUNS SERIES – Apple Store, Speaker, June 2012
AIGA FRESH DIALOGUE 27 – Speaker, March 2011
90th ADC AWARDS – Illustration Judge, February 2011
PRINT REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL – West Coast Judge, October 2009
WIEDEN+KENNEDY: SEEKING – (selected designer) Portland, OR, March 2008
CUT & PASTE TOURNAMENT – NYC Semi-Finalist, September 2007
AIS HALL OF FAME – Art Institute of Seattle, WA, February 2007
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Cal Poly Tech, San Luis Obispo, CA, December 2006
GRAMMYS PACKAGING COMMITTEE – Recording Academy PNW Chapter, November 2006
PRO-SERIES DESIGN PANELIST – Art Institute of Seattle, August 2006
YOUNG GUNS 4 – Art Directors Club of New York (selected designer), September 2004

 

EXHIBITIONS

HAITI POSTER PROJECT: www.thehaitiposterproject.com March 2010
30 REASONS: www.30reasons.org October 2008
SPELLING CHANGE: www.spellingchange.com October 2008
MADIN SPAIN – Design Conference Exhibition, Madrid, Spain, September 2008
SEATTLE TEHRAN POSTER SHOW – Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA / Tehran, Iran, August 2008
STAPLED & TORN: POSTERS FROM THE GREAT NORTHWEST – Nemo Design, Portland, OR, August 2008
SWEET: THE GRAPHIC BEAUTY OF THE CONTEMPORARY ROCK POSTER, University of Maryland; College Park, MD, February 2008
SO-CAL FIRE POSTER PROJECT: www.reliefposters.com December 2007
SEATTLE HAVANA POSTER SHOW – Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA / Havana, Cuba, September 2007/2008
BICOASTAL BOROUGHS – No Space, Seattle, WA, August 2007
SOUND IN PRINT: THE ART OF THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC POSTER – MTSU Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN, March 2006
SEEING RED – Art Institute of Seattle, WA, Pegge Hopper Gallery, Honolulu, HI, September/March 2006
MUSIC SHOW – PUBLICO, Cincinnati, OH, October 2006
PUSHING 5 – BLVD Gallery, Seattle, WA, October 2006
FLATSTOCK 2*, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14 – Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA, *SXSW Music Conference, Austin, TX
25 ABOVE WATER: www.25abovewater.com, October 2005
THE HURRICANE POSTER PROJECT: www.hurricaneposter.com October 2005
ART OF MODERN ROCK – Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA, September 2005
GRAPHIC NOISE – Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA, July 2005
SLOW YOUR ROLL – Sals Barbershop, Seattle, WA, May 2005
HELP WANTED: COLLABORATIONS IN ART – Center On Contemporary Arts, Seattle, WA, March 2005
33STEP (solo) – GOODS, Seattle, WA, January 2005
VISUAL AID: A POSTER EXHIBITION – Radici Gallery, New Orleans, LA, November 2004
DISSIDENTS OF DESIGN – Boon Gallery, Salem, MA, October 2004
YOUNG GUNS 4 – ADC Gallery, New York City, NY, September 2004
GRAPHIC CONTENT – Landmark Arts, the Galleries of the Texas Tech School of Art in the College of Visual & Performing Arts, Lubbock, TX, July 2004
ROBUST: THE FULL FLAVORED DESIGN OF ANDRIO ABERO (solo) – The Art Institute of Seattle, WA, July 2004
20 BILLS – Garage Sale Gallery, Anacortes, WA, May 2004
GLEAMING THE SCREEN – Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC, February 2004
WORKS ON PAPER – Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, WA, December 2003
THE GRAPHIC DESIGN OF ANDRIO ABERO (solo) – The Seattle Art Museum 1st Ave. Hallway Community Art, Space, Seattle, WA, December 2003
PAPER, SCISSORS, ROCK! – The Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA, September 2003
WATCH OUT! (solo) – Victrola Cafe, Seattle, WA, August 2003

 

PUBLISHED

IMPRESSIVE – Die Gestalten Verlag, April 2010
ESTAMPADOS PADRÕES – Huaitan Publications, January 2010
PRINT REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL 2009 – F&W Publications, October 2009
IDN EXTRA: CUT & PASTE – Systems Design Ltd, June 2009
NAIVE – Die Gestalten Verlag, April 2009
1,000 SUPREME CD DESIGNS – Page One Publishing, April 2009
GIG POSTERS VOLUME 1 – Quirk Books, May 2009
2-COLORS – Page One Publishing, May 2009
PRINT 28TH REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL – F&W Publications, December 2008
COMPLEX MAGAZINE – Marc Ecko Productions, August 2008
NYLON MAGAZINE – Nylon Holding Inc., May 2008
ILLUSIVE 2: CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION AND IT'S CONTEXT – Die Gestalten Verlag, October 2007
PRINT 27TH REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL – F&W Publications, October 2007
SUPERSONIC: VISUALS FOR MUSIC – Die Gestalten Verlag, June 2007
BLANKET MAGAZINE – ISSUE 1, December 2006
XFUNS MAGAZINE – Johnson Publishing Co., December 2006
STICKY GRAPHICS – Rotovision, November 2006
PRINT 26TH REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL – F&W Publications, October 2006
INTO THE NATURE – Die Gestalten Verlag, June 2006
SEATTLE SOUND MAGAZINE – Media Index, June 2006
COMPUART – May 2006
ATMOSPHERE MAGAZINE – GAS, April 2006
BAK MAGAZINE – ISSUE 2, February 2006
LAYOUT WORKBOOK – Rockport Publishers, July 2005
SWAG 2 – Harry N. Abrams, Inc., September 2005
SEATTLE SOUND MAGAZINE – Media Index, May 2005
MATH MAGAZINE – Posikids, March 2005
THE ART OF MODERN ROCK – Chronicle Books, December 2004
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING – Morty Gudelsky, November 2004
YOUNG GUNS 4 – Rockport Publishers, October 2004
SONIC: VISUALS FOR MUSIC – Die Gestalten Verlag, May 2004
RE: THINK, DESIGN, CONSTRUCT – How Design Books, April 2004
SEMI-PERMANENT – Design Is Kinky, December 2003