My name is Alberto Berroa Jr. aka Laff
I am an Afro-Latino, Dominican-American artist who has been creating art for over 15 years
I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and I now live in Northern New Jersey
My personal philosophy is that there is a certain beauty and "art" to everything and I have found inspiration in many people, places, and things all over the world. If I were to describe my style, it is very influenced by New York, the Bronx as well as hip-hop, cartoons, basketball, movies, music and so much more.
The reasons I create art are because I have a passion and love for showing the beauty in things that people take for granted. I want to evolve the way we tell stories beyond where we are now and represent those who have not been represented. I try to be bold and think outside the box to create art that comes from a genuine place.
I specialize in Graphic Design and I focus on animation and illustration and also enjoy working with photography and videography. I am motivated by family and friends to put out the type of timeless art that will inspire more creation and discussion. My favorite artists include Sanford Greene, Ronald Wimberly, Olivier Copiel, Mike Delgado, Tradd Moore, to name a few. Love their work. I connect with the art community by collaborating with artists and musicians, finding ways I can help and teach artists better practices to build their careers and share their work.
My work has been featured on websites like Bleacher Report, Mashable, and Fansided with my overall goal being to one day manage a successful east-coast-based animation studio, producing feature-length films and animated shows.
When people see my work, I hope they experience the joy I felt when I made it.
I make art primarily because it feels good and I just hope that when people see my work they can share in that joy or pain or hope or whatever I am trying to express at that time and understand that for me, it was a pleasure to create it.
Let's connect and create some amazing art!