Featured Pro Portfolio: Luis Burdallo

Luis Burdallo is a self taught UI/UX Hard-surface designer with a background in music and audio/visual work. His ArtStation Pro portfolio puts a twist on the Basic theme, which he  went one step further in customizing by creating his own unique thumbnails.

Check out Luis’s ArtStation-powered portfolio website. 

On designing his website he shared, “I am sometimes a little bit obsessed about how everything looks so I wasn’t happy about how some my projects looked next to each other. My partner had the brilliant idea of creating some frames just to give it some breathing air.”

Tell us about what kind of studies or training that brought you to where you are now.

I’ve been into music since I started studying piano when I was 10 years old. Feeling attracted by machines, in general, I had a Roland workstation where I started experimenting with electronic sounds. Later I began producing electronic music on the computer where I became interested in how audio plugins look. It was then that I decided I had to learn how to create something myself and it ended up becoming an obsession so I didn’t stop until I could replicate the Virus Ti.

I never liked school and always felt traditional studies were not for me. It was then when I began to explore the world of self-teaching by watching tutorials, reading articles and lots of trial and error. Some people need to be guided while others prefer to set their own rules and learning pace.

What is the best art advice you’ve ever received?

I never had anyone teach me so never I never had any direct advice but the best advice I’ve learned from my experience would be to not be afraid by expressing yourself even if you feel uncomfortable at the beginning. You can learn from others but in order to stand out, you have to find your uniqueness. I consider myself a non-stop explorer in search of something that I am yet to discover. Every type of art has beauty and I find it hard not to feel interested when trying something new.

What’s one of the biggest obstacles you’ve faced as an artist?

Due to the way my mind works,  I find very hard to feel fully satisfied with anything I do even though I have learned to control it somehow. As I said, I like a lot of different CG fields and I have very little time left for developing myself as an artist. My current portfolio only contains professional audio interfaces and it takes most of my time. In my spare time, I end up doing little bits of some personal projects here and there, researching and staying up to date with the massive CG world. I am hoping to start uploading personal projects soon.

 What is your ultimate dream job?

Working for a movie or game from home. I know this is very unrealistic, but that’s actually my dream. I don’t cope well with morning alarms, being on time and routines.

See more of Luis’s work on his portfolio website. Find out more about ArtStation Pro websites here

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Sierra is the Editor of ArtStation Magazine.