- About Me
Armand S. Baltazar was born 1967 in Chicago’s North Side, not far from the famed Wrigley Field. Always keen on drawing and painting at an early age, his parents encouraged his talents with trips to the Art Institute of Chicago. He pursued formal training first at the Art Institute, then later graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Advertising Illustration.
Unable to find the right fit in Chicago’s advertising market, he traveled west to Phoenix Arizona. There he would work as a contributing editorial artist for The Arizona Republic’s Perspective column and work as a freelance illustrator. His quest to grow as an artist led him to California to attend the Art Center College of Design. There he would earn a second BFA in Illustration and find new focus for his tal[...]