Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Born in México


Get in touch if you want to talk more about Black Collar and what we can do for you.

My name is Uriel Grimaldo Cruz is the graphic designer and illustrator behind Black Collar Illustration.

Black Collar Illustration is a digital illustration studio focused on providing its clients with illustration work made with care. Black Collar is committed to doing good by its clients and we love working with small businesses.

I’m an immigrant from México living in Columbus, OH. I studied graphic design at Columbus State Community College and have since worked as a freelancer gaining experience in web and print design, and digital illustration over the past 5 years.

In my spare time, I volunteer as a part-time organizer, listen to music, spend time with loved ones, read from time to time, and enjoy cooking. Thank you, for your interest; please get in touch.

Black Collar (n.)

1. Laborers who generally deal with dirty and dusty workload like mining and drilling. However, the term “black collar” is sometimes associated with illegal professions or monkey business.

2. A term which morphed and now refers to creative types (artists, graphic designers, video producers) who have made black attire their unofficial uniform.