Writing, translating, laying out pages, imagining a book collection… but let’s start at the beginning
As a teenager, I read and wrote a lot, mostly as a way of addressing my own questions. Studying Philosophy seemed perfect at first, but soon I felt overwhelmed by all that thinking about thinking, and shifted to Graphic Design. After graduating, and through my practice, I became skilled in Editorial Design.
I worked in diverse environments, but Ediciones Infinito and Aeroespacio magazine stood out, for they lovingly welcomed my eagerness to learn and experiment, encouraging me into different lone publishing ventures.
As a result of these experiences, The fantástic story was born, a collection of planners dedicated to the fantastic genre. It was envisioned while doing research on a prior project—a compilation of short stories of my own writing, which at some point I realized would take much more time than I expected.
But I take much pleasure in writing, also in English (Spanish is my mother tongue), so I never gave it up. A couple of years ago, I started attending the English Translation course at Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández. And, as I love everything that has to do with books, I’m parallely studying Edición at Filo/UBA.
To pay the bills, I’ve always worked in Editorial Design. But regarding a project of my own, I was failing at choosing my motivation—was it fame, was it fortune? As life unfolded, I found out I just wanted to feel good and started following the breadcrumb trail of that feeling-good state. For now, that has to do with learning, writing, drawing and trying to make a book out of anything that passes my way.