Our journey started with a “mouse”
and now continues as a “parrotfish”
Suzette’s passion to create blossomed at an early age and led her to her formal education at The New World School of the Arts High School and College. Her fine arts and communications training led to a successful career with the Walt Disney Company where she gained pivotal experience and expertise from the ultimate brand and marketing machine. During her tenture with Disney, she launched and promoted a wide array of products, services and events, throughout the Latin American market. Her dedication and passion for truly understanding her client’s goals has created long-standing relationships with brands such as Zoo Miami, Cleveland Clinic and Florida International University.
Suzette’s combination of creative vision and relentless pursuit of excellence have helped shape the mission and vision of Parrot Fish Studio. As a bonus, when you call our office, you often get the sweet sounds of parrots in the background. Oliver, pictured here, likes to tell clients he loves them and blows them kisses. Who doesn’t love that??!!!
Maria Fernanda is a founding partner and integral member of the Parrot Fish team with more than 25 years of experience across a full range of marketing and media disciplines. Her dynamic executive leadership guides the agency’s expertise in strategic marketing, branding, licensing, public relations, media planning and project management. She and Suzette met at Walt Disney Consumer Products Latin America, where they spearheaded several initiatives including product development, marketing and advertising campaigns, product launches, regional licensing guides and retail campaigns. Maria Fernanda is detail oriented and brings passion, leadership and trusted advisory skills to every project. She is particularly effective at strategic marketing, branding, licensing, public relations and media planning for local markets as well and the Latin American region. She earned an MBA in International Marketing from FIU and a BA (Suma Cum Laude), from The Catholic University in Guayaquil Ecuador. Maria Fernanda possesses a successful and long-standing record of client relationships, extensive project management experience, and a rigorous analytical business approach.
Humberto’s love of creating art has not only inspired his career as an illustrator, it also driven him to inspire others. He is an accomplished art teacher who has shared his vision at some of the most prestigious art colleges in the country. During his time as an educator, Humberto has designed animation programs and developed successful art curricula for various collegiate programs. He continues to teach college level art programs in Photoshop, illustrator and 3D animation. Humberto joined the Parrot Fish team as Chief Illustrator in 2007. His skill set and expertise mirror and align with the cutting edge of illustration and 3D animation. Humberto holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts and a Masters Degree in Arts Education. He recently completed a Masters degree in Game Design and Interactive Design through SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) in August 2020. Our goal is to extend Parrot Fish’s creative offerings to include interactive game designs.
Jamie possesses more than 30 years experience as a character artist & illustrator. Early in his career, he was lead artist at Disney Consumer Products Latin America, where he was charged with developing and conceptualizing character art for various product lines. Jaime was instrumental in developing style guides to support licensee partners for Disney Consumer Products. He was also instrumental in product development for toys, books and games for various Disney entities, Nickelodeon, Fox, Warner Brothers, and Discovery Channel Latin America. Jaime lent his charismatic energy to Disney’s creative regional team by drawing characters for regional event attendees. His personality is clearly represented in his vibrantly colorful and engaging work.
Mister Maker is an activity based show for kids. We developed an elephant art supply kit caddy which meant we had to assemble 3,000 kits with pieces including 3,000 crayons, 30,000 glue dots, 3,000 pom poms, 6,000 pipe cleaners.
Picture this… it’s winter holiday break time, nobody around, businesses closed, we get asked to produce 8,500 promotional items, design/produce the box, package them and get them delivered by the beginning of January. Our office was wall to wall assembly tables and boxes.
What do you do when you want to create an authentic looking scroll? You print design on parchment paper and then you start burning it on a stovetop! Don’t worry about all the ashes that filled the room, the final product was worth it!
Client: I have this amazing idea, do you know anyone that makes props? Parrot Fish Studio: Sure we can! (Poor Humberto didn’t know what hit him).