Abel Macias (B.F.A., illustration, 2002) is a painter, illustrator, builder, art director and visual problem-solver. After 15 years of living and working in New York, New York, he now lives and works in Los Angeles, California. With a knack for repurposing commonly used material and objects, he creates curious, playful interiors, illustrations and art objects. Macias’ work is rooted in Mexican folk art and influenced by street art and everyday objects, combined into an uplifting clash of color and pattern. He has exhibited his work in New York; Aarhus, Denmark; Miami, Florida; Provincetown, Massachusetts and Savannah, Georgia. Macias has done commercial work for clients such as Warner Brothers, Sony Music, Macy’s and Dr. Martens Footwear, among others.