Roberto Del Real Jr

I’m Popote, STRAWS or Roberto.

A Latino Art Director based in Chicago specializing in illustrating, storyboarding, sketching and concepting. I’m passionate about communicating a brand’s message through creative executions.

I’m a 2020 graduate of Columbia College, Chicago. I received my B.A. in Advertising with an emphasis in Art Direction. I have been awarded four fellowships including 4A’s MAIP, Campbell Ewald, Access &Design and The BrandLab.

I’ve been in 14 student advertising competitions like NSAC, NRF, Effie’s, and VCU Camp Adventure. Out of 14 competitions I’ve placed in six with my proudest placement being 1st in regionals and 4th in nationals in the 2019 National Student Advertising Competition for Wienerschnitzel.

On the side, I’m creating art that reminds me of my childhood and illustrating cover art for music artists around the country.


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