The son of Cuban immigrants, Jose grew up in Washington DC, doodling his way through school. He saw Star Wars when he was 12 and was inspired to tell stories with moving pictures, both animated and live-action.
Jose studied English literature at the University of Maryland, with special attention to Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, and Poe, as well as creative writing.
Jose received his Masters degree in Film and TV from Georgia State University in 1991. He won a regional EMMY for his animation on a PBS kid's show in 1998, and was nominated several more times.
After serving as Art Director at the Home Depot headquarters, and Director of Broadcast Design at ad agency Studiocom, Jose began directing commercials with his production company, DoubleRaven Studios. He has served as producer, director, DP, editor, animator, and/or visual effects artist on a wide variety of projects for some of the worlds best-known brands like Aflac, Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, Crayola, Disney, Dunkin Donuts, Ferrari, The Home Depot, NASA, Nerf, PBS, Porsche, The Weather Channel, and many others.
Today Jose is turning his attention from advertising back to the entertainment industry where he started. He designed visual effects for a Cartoon Network show, and shot an independent feature in 2011.
Jose lives in Marietta GA with his very patient and understanding wife and three wonderful kids.