Rudy Gutierrez is a renowned educator and illustrator who works in advertising, editorial and publishing. His many awards include the NY Book Award for Cover Design and a Gold medal from the Society of Illustrators
Gutierrez's art has been viewed worldwide including on Santana's "Shaman "CD cover, RollingStone, Playboy,NY Times, Verve Records, Arista Records, Sony, Ms. Magazine, Harper Collins, Viking/Penguin and others.
He has exhibited internationally including at the The Conference Against Racism in South Africa and has been awarded, A Gold Medal,The Dean Cornwell Award and The Distingushed Educator Award from the Society of Illustrators.
in 2008 Gutierrez was commissioned by Western Union to create a piece of art to be reproduced as murals in various cities as part of a project called “Proyecto Raices” Western Union developed the national program to celebrate Latino Heritage and honor America’s Latino roots. The project was created with the purpose of beautifying and uplifting the communities where these murals are erected. The Murals can be now seen in Homestead. Miami, Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles,CA