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Gustavo Alberto Alvarez Sanchez
age: 27
country: Colombia
exposed: June 2007
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Please introduce yourself and tell us something about yourself and your background.
Iím just a web designer who really loves creating and all the ways of good design. Iím inspired by hip hop, urban manifestations, the streets and and my peopleÖ Iím really greatfull and bless but those who supported me at this time and anytime.

What makes a good website in your eyes?
I really love web pages with creativity and that really makes them goodÖ but it gotta make an impact into my eyes..thatís all it really matters.

Could you tell us something about your work process? How do you start? How long do you work on it? What mediums do you work in and which one do you enjoy the most?
Well my process itís been underpressure, all because I put under pressure on myself to do the best of me. Iíd star doing advertising, but I was all eyes on the web designÖthen I got the opportunity to do more about good creative designs and effort for it. Then I star it all with flash,, then after effects and swift 3d. Nobody really teach me or guide at anytime, I just do it all by myselfÖwatch tutorials, practicing 24/7. I really love flash. Itís just a great tool to show my things, my mind, my soul, my culture, my convictions and I just put it on then in the same place, the interactive place.

To what extend do you allow clients to influence your work?
Clients just love or like what I doÖthey like my style and I think thatís all it really matters to me and them.

Do you think that there is such a thing as a Colombian or Latin American
design style?

What I really think about thatÖitís that, there are tendencies and they all point the finger to be global. Itís a just a global tendency. I got a style but itís influence by hip hop culture and many others but each artist has it.

What key feature are you missing in the application you most work with?
I always trying to work on action script for flashÖthatís something I really care about it. It isnít a missed key at all but itís a little bit complex to work with.

In what way do you use the Internet? What role does the computer play in your work?
Internet itís my visualÖmy first visual at all. And my computer itís my buddyÖI canít really do nothing with out it. My computer its just the crossroads of my creativity.

Computer or Ink?
Computer definitely

Concept or Intuition?
Concept definitely

The thin line between art & design is sometimes hard to define. Do you consider you work to be art or design? Why?
My work itís art. Because itís my expression and expression is art. I most expressed my feelings and my emotions and thatís what the best artist most do.

If you had an unlimited budget and all the time you needed. What would you do?
Iíll enjoy it like most things of my life. Iím not really a materialist man.

How do to you keep your knowledge up to date? Do you spread your knowledge at universities, conferences or workshops and so on?
I just practice and practice all the timeÖ I really love what I doÖand what I do most itís creating and designing.

Who is your favorite artist/designer? Why?
John Vega. Itís a good referent for any artist, especially in digital art. He has a good visual and bright creating mind and thatís all you need.

Which project or website would you like to have made, or make?
Well.. I really would like to work on a project with John Vega.

Final words?
Creating itís a life style, enjoy life like a real man and be proud of your stuff. ?>