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Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico; Carlos enjoyed many years of bliss as an only child drinking Kool-Aid and spending time at Grandma’s house playing with Legos. Making art and friends throughout elementary and middle school, his obsession with the Chicago Bulls was soon replaced by time spent adding to his massive collection of Star Wars paraphernalia. When he was 13 he began reading and drawing comics with his best friend Bryan Rountree. Sometime during the summer after his first kiss, he began waking up in the middle of the night very thirsty for orange juice or Pepsi. With a general lack of interest in other subjects, he decided to apply to Art school during his senior year of high school. Upon acceptance to MICA he ran off to Baltimore where he would soon become entranced by graphic design and popular culture.


Today Carlos is a freelance designer marketing his colorful + crazy wares to anyone with an eye for fun and wild design work. He frequents local music shows in Baltimore and spends as much time as possible around other creative people.

As a purveyor of inspiring design, he has always maintained a passion for collecting anything that appeals to him, no matter where or when the desire strikes. This blog serves as proof of his long time interest in the idea of collecting the unique samples of design-related items he has found while wondering the streets of Baltimore. Typically such discarded items would be categorized by many as “trash.” Although left to the streets either on purpose or by accident, as a designer Carlos has found himself attracted to much of the printed refuse people litter the city with.

With the plan of eventually creating a publication cataloguing all the stuff he has discovered on the streets, this blog serves as a running documentation of his “diving for design” findings.


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/// buy his stuff /// it will look good on you!

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In the spirit of sharing the colorful, super-charged Baltimore music scene that inspires Carlos’ work, and which was voted the Best Scene of 2008 by Rolling Stone, here are some prime “found” selections from Carlos’ favorite Bmore music-makers. Go Baltimore Go!

1. Groutcho /// by Thrust Lab /// on Wind Breaker

2. Nu Autobahn /// by Future Islands /// on Little Advances EP

3. Luxury Condos For the Poor /// by Double Dagger /// on Ragged Rubble

4. Padding Ghost /// by Dan Deacon /// on Bromst

5. Wild Wild Ride /// by Adventure /// Baltimore Round Robin Tour 2008 Compilations

6. Collision /// by The Death Set /// on Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods EP


2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2009 6:34 PM

    When you get a chance, take a look at my work at

    I love your blog and I wanted to share. I’ll be linking you up on my blog and website over at and

    Peace and Biscuits

    Scott Pollard

  2. April 27, 2009 2:20 AM

    Thanks so much Scott! I appreciate your enthusiasm. I checked out both your site and your blog, and saw some fun stuff! Keep up the good work. Glad you like FOUNDesign.

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