Carlos Cordova

Carlos Cordova


Born and raised in Pittsburg, CA. I started seriously studying art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I majored in painting. I then went on to the California State University, Northridge, where I studied drawing and printmaking for my Master’s degree. I spent a year in Mexico City studying art and architecture at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

I started a career as a graphic designer in Los Angeles and New York City after I graduated, working for companies in and around the business, advertising, and music industries. 

It has always been clear in my work that I have a minimalist sensibility to art in general. The early and mid-20th century Swiss designers, a Japanese aesthetic sense, and American minimalist artists are three sources of inspiration.

The “design process” is the foundation of my artistic philosophy. Carefully crafted execution of details and formal composition is what I strive for. I consider myself a draftsman first, an artist/designer second. I currently teach digital design at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. I currently reside in Queen Creek, AZ.