I enjoy working on digital mediums, but I also enjoy working with good ole fashion graphite pencil on paper.


Award Winning Photography

Take a moment to view a few of my favorite photos I've taken throughout my travels.

Hello everyone, welcome to my online portfolio! I personally put together this website to showcase some of my previous work, accomplishments and industry insights with you. Within this portfolio you will find my resume, a large body of traditional/non-traditional work and of course my contact information. Please take a look around and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or business opportunities that may be of interest.

Strategy + Coding + Designing + Art = Me

The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It! ― Abraham Lincoln

In today's creative world the more tools an artistic professional is capable of using the better his or her chances to making this belief a reality.

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected & unexpected.

Lakewood Ranch resident Julio Lucas named iPhone photographer of the year!

By | In the news, Julio Lucas

MANATEE — All you need to know about Lakewood Ranch resident Julio Lucas can be found on his Twitter profile: “I’m a digital strategist, artist, creative professional & social-sharer. In short I’m just a simple guy that likes to be on the move… Enough said time to go.”

Now, Lucas might also add his first-place honor as Photographer of the Year in the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards.

Lucas went all the way to southern Argentina to capture his award-winning image of a desolate but beautiful Patagonian glacier. His guide, shown in the lower, left-hand corner, helps provide a sense of scale to the photo.

“We had to climb the side of a mountain and cross an ice bridge to get there,” Lucas said. “It was such a surreal environment, and we had to walk about six hours on ice in full trekking gear.”

Lucas had been shooting landscapes with a single-lens reflex camera when he decided to try to take some panoramic shots with his iPhone camera. The wind was too blustery to hold the camera steady, and he decided instead to shoot a simple photo of the remarkable scene: an icy mountain range and a glacier split by blue fissures. The scene looks extraterrestrial. Read More

The Astonishing Pencil Drawings of Julio Lucas by Cross Connect Magazine

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Cross Connect Magazine

By far the best art director I've ever worked with. Julio truly understood the look I was going for and completely nailed it! I would highly recommend him to any company, you simply just won't find any better talent!

Larry Roscamp / Apple Inc

I cannot recommend Julio and his work highly enough. Julio would truly be a valuable and prized asset to any organization. I personally utilize Julio's skills and talents for my own company. I also had the pleasure to work with Julio for quite some time at Clear Channel. I cannot speak highly enough about Julio, both professionally and personally. Julio's creative talents are simply unmatched. His diligence and work ethic are amazing. Julio's attention to detail as well as his ability to think outside of the box to solve our clients issues were truly an asset to our entire cluster. Julio also has unbelievable enthusiasm and excitement in tackling new projects. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Julio Lucas: creative, polished, articulate, bright and adaptive (are just a few of the words, that come to mind). Julio is simply a pleasure to work with and to know.

Maverick Johnson, Clear Channel Communications

It was really fun getting to know Julio during the project. Julio was very helpful in answering my questions and made me feel at ease. The design ended up being twice as good as I would've envisioned!

Jeff Maxwelll / Camofroge

I'm wondering why I never contacted Julio sooner! Seriously, Julio was recommended to me and I feel comfortable recommending him to anyone else. He has commendable talent in his respective fields and totally knocked my concept out of the ballpark. Thanks for an amazing experience!

Mark Johnston / Coca Cola Company

What can I say about Julio? Too many things! Five things come to mind right now: positive, very hard working, super talented, knowledgeable and hilarious! These five things combined together create a person that you not only want to work with, but you want to hang out with after spending long hours working on draining projects in the office. His hunger for researching new ideas and design styles will make his creative work even better for years to come. I highly recommend him for any project!

Adam Smith, Smith / Barkely & Assoc

In the 15 years I have been in Marketing, Julio Lucas is the most creative and talented graphic designer/web developer I have encountered. He has produced award winning work for me and he always exceeds expectations. I cannot begin to measure the amount of praise and compliments I have received as a result of his services. If you have a project or job that requires the BEST... he is your man.

Kelly Keenan / Brand Story Experts

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