Naomi Padilla

Artist Bio
Naomi Padilla entered university in 2008 with the hopes of pursuing a career in graphic design. She had always drawn since a young age, but never took it all that seriously until, in the summer of 2012, she received her first graphic design internship. While working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, New Mexico, she completed many design projects. There she made a Jansky lecture poster series, completed a t-shirt design, and drew a mascot to represent the NRAO’s Very Large Array, a huge assortment of telescopes that detect radio waves from space. On returning to school in Fall of 2012, Naomi had the honor of completing a Seabury Fellowship where she was able to follow her dream of creating her own comic book. The thirty-nine-page comic, Magnetic North, chronicles the life of a disturbed young man whose passing friend causes him to have unsettling dreams. Upon graduating in the spring of 2012, Naomi moved to Roswell, New Mexico to work at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. At the museum, she successfully completed a three-fold brochure of the museum’s Aston Collection. The brochure contains animal illustrations, activities, and features the museum’s mascot, Biff Beaver. Naomi is currently still working at the Roswell Museum where she plans on completing five redesigns of collection maps for the Aston.