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Carlos Avila

Carlos Avila
Senior Lecturer
Teaches In
Graphic Design

Master of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design (2013)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design (2010)


Carlos Avila (he/him) is an LA-based Mexican-American creative director and educator specializing in brand development, typography, and user experience through emerging technologies. Previously, Carlos co-founded 1646 Ideation Studio, working with various clients in the financial, home goods, and beauty industries. Currently, Carlos splits his time serving as creative director and VP of product for fragrance house J.Pera, creative director of Serious Business Gallery, a bilingual virtual art space accessible via smartphone, and co-founder at Proyectos Tyrone, a conduit for BIPOC-centric projects and objects that promote artisans/designers/humans from marginalized LA regions. 

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

2020, “Vol.1”, Virtual Exhibition, Serious Business Gallery 
2019, “Catawampus”, Canoga Park Youth Art Center, Los Angeles, California
2018, “Link in Bio”, Canoga Park Youth Art Center, Los Angeles, California
2017,  Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Santa Monica, California

Clients/Employment History:  
  • J.Pera
  • Muro Scents
  • El Keamo
  • Scratch Tools
  • Ramon Tejada
  • 818 Arts
  • SFV Art Book Fair
  • Go As If Creatives 
  • Department of Cultural Affairs, LA
  • Snap Academy 
  • California Institute of the Arts