Mario Miguel Echevarria. Artist/Designer. Mario earned a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991. During his last year of study at RISD, he was awarded a year of study in Rome, Italy in the RISD European Honors Program. In 1992, Mario worked as graphic designer and illustrator creating ads for magazines, billboards and newspapers, and creating illustrations for tee-shirts, posters and publications. In 1995, Mario transitioned from the commercial arts to the fine arts. He has been creating fine art and public art professionally since 1996. Mario has received numerous public and private art commissions from City, State and Federal governments, national corporations, museums, private individuals and award winning architects, engineers, and designers. His work has won awards and has been featured in numerous published articles and television newscasts. Mario currently resides in Longmont, Colorado.