Pictionary with Camilo Medina
Art Courtesy of Camilo Medina
At age thirteen, I moved to Miami from Colombia. In high school I painted and played in a sloppy hardcore band and then moved to Chicago to get my BFA from the School of the Art Institute, which was incredible. After school I worked at an agency in downtown Chicago for four years. It's been over a year since I started freelancing for myself, which gives me more time for my band, Divino Niño, and drawing around. I feel like I've spent a lot of time designing for other people, trying to give them exactly what they want, and now I can just focus more on exploring shape and color, and making things that crack me up and make me feel good.
POND: First thing you do when you wake up.
Camilo: Put socks on
POND: What did your 7th grade class photo look like?
Camilo: Had just moved to Miami from Colombia and was really into looking like the slipknot guys lol.
POND: Favorite shape and color combo.
Camilo: Vibing to this right now:
POND: Place you go to relax.
Camilo: King Spa! first time I went I got a little stoney in the parking lot before going in and everything felt alright
POND: Most psychedelic part of Chicago.
Camilo: Probably El Trebol Liquors in Pilsen. I've only been there twice but it seems like a lot South American dads love to get drunk there and it makes me feel like I'm in a Jodorowsky movie.
POND: Who is the member that's always late to band practice?
Camilo: Javier, but he knows we love his ass.
POND: Redesign the logo for McDonalds as if it were vegan.
Camilo: My gf gave me this idea haha so good!
POND: Your worst nightmare.
Camilo: I run out of money
POND: Last thing you do before you go to sleep.
Camilo: Put the PJs on!
Keep up with Camilo and his work on Instagram.