Emily C. Santana Aponte
Okay, so maybe I like to play god a little bit. Just a tiny bit. I'm obsessed with the concept of knowing that if I have an idea, I can make it happen. It's exhilarating! Something about things that don't currently exist calls to me, begs me to make it happen somehow. I want to make the people in my mind come to life; sure I could just draw them, write about them, but it could be so much more! I could sculpt them, animate them. I want to exist in a world that does not yet exist, and the only way to satiate that desire is by making until I can't anymore.
Bachelor of Arts (Multidisciplinary), University of Puerto Rico. San Juan, PR | 2020
Certification (German Language A1/A2), University of Viena. Austria | 2019
I'm experienced with Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Procreate, Premiere Pro, Paint Tool SAI, Audacity, Dremel 3D Printer, FL Studio 12, and I frequently use these programs in my digital art. I am familiar with similar software and can adapt pretty easily. I also dabble in coding, 3D modeling, audio editing, music, and animation.
As for traditional mediums, I'm experienced with acrylics, ink, watercolor, oils, and colored pencils for painting and drawing; and experienced with plastiline and plaster for sculpture (As well as other experimental mediums); I'm familiar with clay and the process of pottery making, as well as bookmaking and sewing.
Fluent in English and Spanish. Familiar with German. Familiar with linguistic structures and some rules, which I apply to fictional language creation.
Commissions & Professional Experiences
Sokka & Elsa (Personal use) | 2020
Vs. The Effervescent Ibris (Personal use) | 2020
Shantae Daisy (Personal use; for Twitter influencer @SavedYouAClickV) | 2020
Kraken Lady (Personal use) | 2020
Profile Picture (Professional use; for Medium writer María Cristina Aponte) | 2020
Nutritionist Logo (Professional use; for nutritionist Verónica Rodríguez) | 2019
Aulixian Tales Cover (Professional/Commercial use; for Eliel Carrasquillo) | 2019
Gaming Banner (Personal use; for artist/streamer Kathia Rodríguez) | 2019
Kakashi Bookmark (Personal use) | 2019
Tattoo Design (Personal use) | 2019
Sue (Personal use) | 2018
Pumpkaboo! (Personal use) | 2016
Various live sketch commissions for personal use | 2018 - 2019
Other Professional Experiences:
keiggy.etsy.com (Store management & selling)
Puerto Rico Comic Con (Artist Alley Vendor) | 2019
Comic Fest: Aguada Con (Artist Alley Vendor) | 2018
BFA Student Show, Serving The People, stp.world | 2020
Video Out Exhibit, Galería 209. San Juan, Puerto Rico | 2019
ABRACADABRA Artist's Book Exhibit, Josefina Del Toro Fulladosa Collection of Rare Books. San Juan, Puerto Rico | 2019
Scrap Mountain (Short Story), Tonguas Magazine | 2020
Transient (Illustration), Tonguas Magazine | 2020
Born in Puerto Rico, 1997; I spent my childhood days engaging in shenanigans with my family and coming up with adventures, and going on fascinating journeys around anything that felt even remotely out of the ordinary—from a hoarder’s home to a flowery backyard. When I wasn't pretending to live in a fantasy world, I was busy making one in my notebooks. Drawing, writing, constructing. Every time I wanted something to exist, I would do anything in my power to make it so. I still do.