An intense desire for self-expression began early in Miss Ortiz’s colorful life. Her fascination for finger-painting, sidewalk crayon games and other entertaining grade-school activities seemed to monopolize her Aquarian imagination. Her artistic passion continued to flourish throughout her high school and college years. Further studies included programs at The San Francisco Academy of Art and Los Angeles School of Design. Her training and internships eventually developed into freelance assignments and special projects with design studios and film production houses. These valuable experiences happily led to a long and successful career in advertising, graphic illustration and film design.
Exploring additional aspects of visual expression, Miss Ortiz is currently channeling her creative talents into the areas of product development, home decor, publishing and licensing.