Carlyle Nuera is an artist, designer and writer from Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in May 2010, having studied both fashion design and product design. Since October 2010, he’s been working at his dream job as a Barbie designer at Mattel, Inc. In January 2013, Carlyle participated in VONA/Voices, a writing workshop for writers of color. He was one of three writers at the workshop to receive the Manuel G. Flores Scholarship from PAWA, Inc. (Philippine American Writers and Artists). He’s currently working on a memoir, tentatively titled “Freak Like Me”.