I’m a graphic designer who’s working on an editorial project about the fantastic genre

My story: As a teenager, I read and wrote a lot, mostly as a way of addressing my own questions; to study 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.

My work experience: I’ve worked in diverse environments, but Ediciones Infinito and Aeroespacio magazine stand out, for they have lovingly welcomed my eagerness to learn and experiment, encouraging me into different lone publishing ventures.

My project: As a result of these experiences, thefantasticstory.com was born. It is kind of a publishing house through which I intend to dive into the fantastic; it was envisioned while doing research on a prior project—a compilation of short stories of my own writing, which I decided to put on hold for now.

My studies: I’m not giving up on my writing though; moreover, I want it to eventually become bilingual. Being a spanish-speaker (I’m Argentinian), I need to broaden my knowledge of English if I want to meet my archi-ambitious goals. A couple of years ago, I started attending the English Translation course at Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández. Parallely, I’m studying Edición at Filo/UBA.

My goal: It took me a while to know what I really wanted to do; to pay the bills, I’ve mostly worked in Editorial Design, which I love; 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. No matter how illogical it seemed.