Angel Mendoza MesoAmerican Art

Artist Angel Mendoza on childhood mentorship, career fulfillment, and Mesoamerican art

Mesoamerican/Aztec Artist Angel Mendoza

One pivotal trip to his ancestral homeland of Mexico inspired a lifelong appreciation for Mesoamerican art in Angel Mendoza. 

In this interview, we’ll follow Angel as he evolves from a curious 12-year-old to a corporate graphic designer to a Mesoamerican/Aztec artist. 


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Quote of the Day

“One against a collective.” —Angel Mendoza


3 Lessons from the Interview

  1. How Angel tapped into his childhood passions to find his life’s direction

  2. The constructive step Angel took when he realized something crucial was missing in his life

  3. Angel’s tips for perfecting one’s craft


Featured Books

How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career by Tony Luna

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A guide to creative and professional growth for photographers and others looking to reinvent their careers


Getting to Know Angel Mendoza

What is a helpful habit?

Practice, practice, practice—keep going even when you’re tired. Use every moment to practice and write down all of your ideas.

What is a helpful resource for you?

Google Image search, for grafiti galleries, and Wikipedia

Who is a helpful person that helped you on your journey?

Tony Luna of, whose class provided me with the tools to pull myself out of the mold

What is your purpose on this planet?

Not only to educate, but to give life to and resuscitate the past in all of us

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Celia Ho

Board of Advisors at Duplessy Foundation
Celia is a business development consultant with a background in sales, marketing, and event production. She serves on the Duplessy Foundation's Board of Advisors and geeks out about leadership, technology, and startups.