Roberlan Paresqui

Since I was a kid, two things have always fascinated me: technology and vintage art. I’m fascinated by all kinds of vintage things, such as photography, art, painting and cinema. The first thing I remember drawing was punks with mohawks, camcorders and old cars, but don’t ask me why. I wish I still had some of those old drawings made on notebooks, but I don’t even know where I would begin to look for them. As I grew up I stopped drawing camcorders, but the retro / cyberpunk / technology subjects continue to inspire me to this today.

With a background in drawing, it was in 1993 that I started creating art on the computer. I was using the program called Paintbrush. That’s old school, my friend. It was a different way of playing with colors, depth and movement, but with the same ideals and ideas. My earlier computer generated artworks was short stories created as comic books and that was when I discovered pixel art. I experimented with the creation of little characters and scenes for web sites. Later I made my first visual experiments with Photoshop (and no, it wasn’t porn or dirty jokes). Unlike Paintbrush, I now had the ability to work with layers and that was so exciting at the time (much like crazy goats). It was fun, but still not quite what I was really looking for.

With a degree in marketing and advertising, I started working in the signage industry and I'm currently working as an Art Director. As a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer I'm creating designs for companies all around the world. Music is my creative fuel, I can’t create with music playing. I am married, with three beautiful daughters. My favorite movie is Casablanca and my favorite color is lime green (#ccff00).



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