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As the creative director of my own sweet here now, I am ready to  once again play, explore, organize and create. Even though I have always been an artist, lately I haven't been as creative as I would like. That is changing.

My name is Tomás Cruz Custer. I am a Hispanic Gen-Xer. I was born and bred in Chicago to a Mexican-American mother and an American-Gringo father. Unfortunately, I grew up not speaking Spanish. Luckily today, I can hold a conversation with relative ease.

I was very lucky to attend good schools and have good parents, family and friends. Yes things good and bad have occurred in my life and I am sure more of both will come. That is life.

Professionally, I have designed and developed websites for 20 years. I practically grew up in a TV station. I have worked in Media, Higher Education and a Silicon Valley Startup with various duties. For 10 years I published a Hispanic news service called HispanicTips. Now I work at a school.

I have waited tables and served food. I am an Aquarius, left-handed and still have plenty of hair on my head. I am older than I look but young and curious at heart. I really love to laugh.

Artistically, I have noodled and doodled around for many years. I sold my art in art fairs and a few galleries in Chicago back in the 90s. I mainly specialize in pen & ink. Today in the sweet here now, I am drawing and creating again while at the same time working on many ideas as well as curating and promoting my father's artwork.