Role: Creative Director, Designer, Illustrator
Freelance: Direct Hire
Palomar is a Cuban inspired cocktail bar in Portland, Oregon, owned by celebrated bartender and first generation Cuban-American, Ricky Gomez.
For me, Palomar was a labor of love, as I wasn't just hired to design the branding elements, I was hired to be the General Manager. I was a part of the puzzle from the placement of the first piece, helping Ricky to design the interior, flesh out the concept, create the cocktails, and even hire and train the staff.
The final product, the bar and the design, is fun, engaging, and beautiful love letter to Ricky's Cuban heritage