A resident of San Diego (CA), Jose has been making and flying kites over three decades. One of his influential kitemakers was Randy Tom, one of the early kite making champions. Jose spent countless hours observing and asking questions about Randy’s appliqué techniques, kite designs and color selections. Quickly Jose developed his own style that was recognizable. With bold colors and style, his kites often depicts ancient Aztec Gods and other equally colorful designs which have won numerous national awards.