the irony and the ecstasy

by urquiza!



born and raised in northeast los angeles, john tapia urquiza has worked as an advertising art director and designer for 20 years. his array of clientele and projects range from asia to europe, but he is most proud of his work with nonprofit organizations and the public projects in his native los angeles. urquiza has also been a design and photography educator for more than ten years and has written articles on branding and design. he lectures on photography, design and production, as well he currently serves as the photography editor for a well respected fashion business publication and is a designer and photographer for hire.


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