From bean counter to art director.
ROMMEL JOSON started out studying balance sheets and income statements. He wasn't very good, but he did graduate with a degree in Business Management and eventually ended up in advertising as a "suit". Which was a misnomer in his case, because he never really wore suits to client meetings. Maybe just the occasional tie. This time though, he fared a little better.
Eventually after much soul-searching, he went back to an old love: drawing. He studied again, graduating with a degree in the Fine Arts. Although truth be told, he still looks like a bean counter.
He's now a published book illustrator, graphic designer, copywriter, and art director. Currently he's taking up his post-graduate studies at the University of the Philippine College of Fine Arts where he teaches undergraduate courses.
Photo courtesty of Komura; Studio
CHILDREN'S ART PORTFOLIO
CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS
Philippine Disaster Relief Foundation
Cebu Pacific Airlines
Universal Robina Corporation
Ayala Foundation, Inc.
1771 Group of Restaurants
Northern Cement Corporation
Jacinto & Lirio
Arella Harn and Associates
WINNER / GRANTEE
Komura; Creator's Grant (2019)
SEMI-FINALIST, OIL ON CANVAS CATEGORY
Metrobank Art & Design Excellence Competition (2012)
HONORABLE MENTION ALCALA ILLUSTRATOR'S PRIZE
Philippine Board of Books for Young People (2010)
SILVER, POSTER CATEGORY
1st Adobo Design Competition (2009)
TOP PRIZE, PHILIPPINE LEG
Nokia You-Make-It-Reel Competition (2007)
RUNNER-UP, SOUTHEAST ASIAN FINALS
Nokia You-Make-It Reel Competition (2007)
SILVER IN ART DIRECTION / BRONZE IN TV
Philippine Araw Awards (2007)
3RD PRIZE COMICS CATEGORY
Neil Gaiman/Fully Booked Graphic/Fiction Competition (2006)
Komiks - Weapons of Information and Disinformation
Frankfurt Buchmesse (2018)
Komura; Studio: Conference on funding creative pursuits for storytellers
Warehouse Eight, Makati City (2018)
Capacity Building Workshop
Department of Education
Tanza, Cavite (2018)
Martial Law and Isang Harding Papel
StARTing Conversations: Explaining Issues and Sensitive Topics
Ayala Museum, Makati City (2018)