At a very early age, Julio was drawn to art. As a result, he declined an official appointment to study engineering and play football at the West Point Military Academy to pursue his passion for art instead.  
Born in NY, raised in Detroit, and now in Chicago, Julio has worked across virtually every art, design, and marketing discipline and has accumulated numerous awards and accolades along the way.
Today, Julio is an EVP, Executive Creative Director at Doner in Chicago where he leads the creation of brand, digital, social, and multicultural content for various blue-chip clients. 
When not creating ads, Julio is a member of the Board of Directors of Third Coast Percussion, a Grammy-winning ensemble based in Chicago. Additionally, he co-founded Tessera Editorial with his wife. An organization dedicated to the recruitment and training of BIPOC talent in publishing.
01 - I build computers for fun. 02 - Owned over 60 smartphones and currently use three. 03 - My dog is named Asher, after the New York Times best-selling author. 04 - Later became friends with Jay Asher, the New York Times best-selling author. Awkward. 05 - Got a kiss from the original Foxy Brown. 06 - I was the fastest high school hurdler in the Midwest for a day. 07 - I once was a bodyguard for Whitney Houston. 08 - I know basically four chords yet can play over 100 songs on my acoustic guitar. 09 - I directed an award-winning short film. 10 -  I'm a compulsive doodler.
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