In March of 2019, I had the incredible opportunity through Juxtaposition Arts to design two murals for a new Rojo Mexican Grill location on Nicollet Mall in Downtown Minneapolis. The brief asked for “Day of the Dead” theme, but I wanted to take it a step further. I dug into my Mexican heritage and showcased more of Mexico’s geography, wildlife, textiles, tradition, and culture. One Mural was to be designed digitally and printed on vinyl, while the second, a stairwell mural, was for me and my art director and mentor, Greta Kotz to paint by hand. This research and technical skill that this project required has challenged me, taught me, and prepared me for future projects like it.