Mogwai — Sept. 12th, 2003

My ongoing series where I design concert posters from shows that I have attended and talk about memorable moments. A design exercise where I get to experiment with no pressure or constraints.

Image of old medical illustration with paint splatter on top, Poster design by Rene Vazquez
Image of old medical illustration with paint splatter on top, Poster design by Rene Vazquez

I first heard Mogwai in a friend’s car while driving back to class one day, and I was instantly intrigued. They had a different sound than most of the bands that I had been listening to at that time, so always on the lookout for new music, I picked up one of their albums, Young Team. …


Exploration in animating the covers of my favorite comics

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RJD2 — Dec. 1st, 2004

My ongoing series where I design concert posters from shows that I have attended and talk about memorable moments. A design exercise where I get to experiment with no pressure or constraints.

RJD2 Poster design by Rene Vazquez — Man with hat, turntable schematics in background and coming out of hat
RJD2 Poster design by Rene Vazquez — Man with hat, turntable schematics in background and coming out of hat

RJD2 is a DJ that connected with me right away. Once I heard the album Deadringer, I was an instant fan. His musical arrangements have many layers and texture to them, things I have noticed in myself that catches my interest. His sound has changed throughout the years, and it’s been cool to see how far he has evolved since the first album. I’ve joked with friends that…


Writings about my past and how it contributes to my UX profession and my creative process

Moving truck with colorful geometric shapes
Moving truck with colorful geometric shapes
Saw a lot of moving trucks in my childhood

For the first post in this series, I figured I would talk about a significant part of my childhood that shaped a lot of who I am today, being a Military Brat. For those that don’t know what that is, a Military Brat is a child of a serving or retired veteran. In my case, I’m an Army Brat. My father served in the Army for many years, and with that, we lived in many different places. For most of my childhood, we lived in areas for no more than four years. After the four years, we would pack up…

Rene Vazquez

UX & Visual Designer helping translate ideas into dynamic digital experiences. You can view my work at renevazquez.com

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