Original artwork by NYC based Borikua artist Rafy Vélez

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About VelezVisualArts

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On Etsy since 2019

Born in Washington Heights (upper Manhattan), Rafael Vélez, Jr
attended Fiorello H. La Guardia H.S. of
Music and Art & Performing Arts as an art major. He later earned a BA in Studio Art from Hunter College in 2008 and his MA in Art Education at The City College of New York in 2014.
Rafael worked as a teaching artist for over 10 years in afterschool programs and day camps in New York City and is currently working as a high school art teacher for a charter school in the South Bronx.

Velez's work aims to spark interest in a subject seldom taught in detail in public schools; Caribbean History. Most of his work depicts different stories, designs, and images from the indigenous Caribbean. There are many customs, beliefs, arts, etc, that are thousands of years old in the Caribbean and have been just out of reach of most of its descendants. He hopes that his work will build pride in all living descendants of the Caribbean worldwide and that the true history is learned so that it may never be forgotten.

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Production partners

  • Custom Ink

    Baltimore, Md.

    Custom Ink prints my custom designs on using their materials and labor.

  • Sticker Mule

    United States

    I upload my original designs to Sticker Mule and they in turn print out high quality, weather-proof stickers for me.

  • The Studio


    I upload my design to their website and they make patches for me.

  • Vistaprint

    United States

    I upload designs to their website and they print them on my material of choice.

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Last updated on Jan 13, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Do you do design work such as logos or other graphic designs?

Unfortunately, no. Due to time constraints, I am currently not taking any kind of commission work.

Do you do commissions for artwork?

Unfortunately, not at the moment. Due to time constraints, I am currently not taking any kind of commission work.