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Abraham Velázquez Tello
Abraham Velázquez Tello is a man of many talents, but Design and Development for the Web is his main squeeze. By day and night, he plays around with new API’s, obsessively tags links and keeps up with the latest tech news. Through his work in the interactive industry, Velázquez Tello has come to the realization that he lives by common sense, thoughtful strategy and very clean lines.
In early 2010 — after realizing the great potential and need to spotlight Chicago’s vibrant Latino community and culture — he launched Gozamos, with a whole lotta ganas and all the spare change in his pockets. Since then, Velázquez Tello has managed a team of 15 contributors and editors, plus the sales and marketing operations.
As an artist, he works in a variety of media — such as photography and printmaking — that allows him to investigate social issues within the Latino community. Velázquez Tello is a coordinator for the Chicago Art Department and a co-founder of the experimental artist group Tripa Colectivo. He volunteers with and teaches at many non-profits, including the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and several alternative high schools around the city.