From Cathedral Bell-Ringer To Web Developer
Here you are, in the "about us" section that each and every website seemingly has; it's the obligatory page where companies and individuals ultimately make their last pitch of goods and services to you.
I'm not sure where to begin, perhaps with my name would be best; hello, I'm Rene Trujillo and I make pretty things. The next step would be to write a brief bio, of who I am, where I've been and my experiences...in my case however, there is no brief bio to describe the life I've lead and what I've gained from it, but I'll do my best at keeping it brief.
I was born into a family of artists, on both sides, and since I was a toddler all I've wanted to do is express myself through art, though I was born in New England, I spent much of my life in places like Aspen, Colorado (when it was still a cool little town) and Santa Barbara, California, for most of my adult life I've actually resided abroad in Latin America, dedicating myself to fine art, notably, painting and photography.
My education has not been a formal one, mostly gained through living life rather than sitting in a classroom, and though I did go to El Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico, which is one of the finer art schools in the world, it was an era of political upheaval and we, as artists, spent most of our time doing what we wanted to do under the mentorship of the Maestro Antonio Vargas and spending long hours discussing politics and drinking cappuccino...this was at a time when Colosio had been assassinated, the Zapatistas rose in Chiapis and Mexico was taking the rocky path towards something more akin to a democracy rather than what had been called the "perfect dictatorship".
My first exhibition was at the Aspen Art Museum at the age of ten, my paintings have been shown both nationally and internationally, I've written a couple of novels, became a member of the international art movement the Stuckists and founded the Mexico City Stuckists in 2006, and have been employed as a design consultant to a multi-million dollar Clinical Diagnostics company in the United States.
I don't have a beard, and though I wear glasses, I don't do it as a fashion statement so as to be perceived as an intellectual, I wear them because I can't see without them. I am a man who prefers Linux over OS X and the GNU General Public License ("free software" is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of "free" as in "free speech," not as in "free beer") over both Apple and Microsoft's, "pillage and crush" mentality. And though I think Kafka was a brilliant man, I've experienced quite a bit of the human condition on my own without having to draw much reference from his work so that I am able to contemplate and learn from it, nor am I the type to spend long hours at a dinner party pretentiously discussing someone like Nietzsche as if I'm a supporting actor in a Woody Allen film.
In short, I'm just another person trying to put food the on the table with the abilities he has.
About ten years ago I was introduced to the wonderful world of digital art, I was really taken by this new medium and, as I did other things as well, jumped in head first to learn everything I could about it...so this brings us more or less to the present, should I include other life experiences? Maybe. Should I write this more as a cover letter created by a recent College grad looking to land his first salaried gig? Perhaps. But, really, all you need to know is in this site, in my gallery and the following statement; if you want a professional website which is coded as well as it looks, if you want to have it integrated into social media, if you need it to be viewable and usable by those on mobile devices (that's the future of navigating the web), if you need photography or graphic design services such as corporate branding, and you want it all for a fair price and not an exorbitant one where you're going to be paying an employee in a creative firm who never even worked on your project, then I'm you're guy.
If not, then what ultimately brought you here?