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Meet David Ruelas of Ruelas Creative and ViddStudios

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Ruelas.

Hi David, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Well, I started to draw at the age of seven, rip-up magazine pages, and try to draw them. I noticed very early on that I was better than everyone else in my class. The teacher and fellow students (friends) would encourage me to draw. By the time I was a teenager, I would spend a lot of time with my art teacher and he would teach me different drawing techniques.

After high school, I attend my local college and took a few more art classes. I then realized that being a fine-artist painter will be a hard life to maintain a living. At the time. I was going to a lot of dance-electro clubs and would get a lot of flyers on my car, and I really enjoyed the design and how the type & photographs mixed together.

After doing research, I found out it was graphic design. I looked into art schools and enrolled. By the end of my senior year, I landed an internship at Playboy. Keep in mind, I was still doing side-gigs as a freelancer mostly club flyers. My time at Playboy was fun. I learned a lot about teamwork and also had a chance to work with Hef. By my 5th year, I mastered the bunny head and it was time to explore new opportunities.

This leaves me in my current state, I always wanted to be self-sustained financially and creatively with no restrictions. So I have spent the past six years learning how to be a creative entrepreneur using a mix of skills in photography, design, painting, and art direction to help other businesses achieve greatness.

My goal now is to have a production studio, a creative team, and all the resources available to help others. Also, fulfill my creative practice personal & commercial.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I would say like anything else, it takes time to develop the skills and to figure out who I am. What I like and don’t like, who I should work with, and what actually fulfills me creatively. I have gotten a lot of NOs from people but I always just keep pushing. Now, I actually enjoy the struggle because I know that it will push me to be better!

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Ruelas Creative and ViddStudios?
My business is a hands-on creative studio that specializes in multi-service brand strategy including Minimalist Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Studio Photography. I’m is mostly known for photography and graphic design. I would say my style is a mix of punk/minimalist structures. I actually care about who I work with and how I can do my best to help their business.

How do you define success?
By achieving your goals!

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