I am from San Jose, CA, I currently attend San Jose State University as a Junior seeking a BS in Industrial Design. I am passionate about the arts, both visual and performance based. I have had vitiligo for over 10 years, it began when I was 12 years old on my left hand and soon spread symmetrically on to my right hand, then later to other extremities of my body. Although, it has been a challenge growing up with this skin condition I have alway sought support from my family, friends, and spiritual counselors. I have lived a pretty close to normal life. I've had a loving and accepting girlfriends who have seen past my skin. I even competed at the varsity level for Track & Field, Cross Country and swimming all four years of high school at Henry T. Gunderson High School. Vitiligo has been a part of me for over 10 years, and I create works of art that reflect my the social stigma that comes with my skin condition. Currently, I create photography, illustrations, and 3-D sculptures that reflect my personal perspective on the condition.
Nicholas Jimenez is an artist in several mediums including video, design, walls, photography, and drawings. From 2012 to 2013 Nicholas Jimenez worked under the direction of Charlie Lapson at his start-up RedCarpetTips.com located in the heart of LA’s Fashion District. After finishing his internship with Mr. Lapson, he set out to create a platform with a similar mission– create and promote creative content that is current and local to a specific region. In October of 2013 Nicholas Jimenez founded Seldom Industries a small business that promotes and creates multidisciplinary content for the City of San Jose. More recently the DMC studio at MACLA has used his work. Nicholas Jimenez has been a self-taught artist and has been for a number of years. He is a current student at San Jose State University where he seeks to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design. He has a strong interest in typography, graphic art, videography and photography that is inspired by nature, architecture, music theory and the City of San José, CA.