Hello, my name is Mayel. Philippine born, Southern California raised, San Francisco educated and Hollywood experienced creative person. My first memory of a successful art piece was in Kindergarten when I drew a supremely novice dragonfly. The teacher encouraged me to draw more, to keep me interested, so I drew her 30 more dragonflies. When I was 13, I created my first wanna-be fashion publication with 8.5 x 11 stack of copy paper and colored pencils. Sold my once a week zine to fellow junior highers for 50 cents a week. Thought I was pretty good at manipulation so I went on to take the Advertising Art Direction program at Academy of Art University.
After many sleepless years and school loans, I landed a job at an advertising agency in Los Angeles creating ads for Hollywood. I spent a decade thinking up campaigns and having a great o' time making pretty things.
Now I dream up things, draw them, paint them, create them and share them for kicks. You can find my work at Minted, and Society6.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you'll come back from time to time to see what I'm up to.