Carlos Casamayor was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Advertising and Marketing in 1980, he started working in advertising agencies as Art Director and later as a Creative Director. Kenyon Eckhardt Group/Madrid, James Walter Thompson/Madrid, Mc Cann Erickson Group/Madrid, Ogilvy & Mather/Madrid, are some multinational advertising agencies where he gained experience and skills in graphics and audiovisual design for more than 20 years. In 1991 he started his own advertising agency in Madrid and worked as Creative Manager until coming to America for the first time in 1999. Throughout his career, he had always been in contact with art: Illustrators, Photographers, Producers, Art Painters, Gallery owners, etc. Carlos built on his history with the arts when he began working as decorative faux finisher.
Carlos had always been comfortable working with many mediums and techniques: Oils, acrylics, pastels, and photography. He began working with computers in 1991 where he was able to integrate his artistic skills with advancing technology. He considers his style minimalist, using wide-open spaces, symmetric layouts and very conceptual art.
Carlos now lives and works in California as a graphic designer, freelance art director, and Faux Finisher and Muralist with faux marble, Italian finishes, Classic ornamentation and design his specialties.