My name is Jose Castillo. I am originally from Lima, Peru but have lived and worked in Los Angeles, Sydney and New York City for the past 12 years.
As a graduate from CalState Dominguez Hills with a B.A. Degree in Digital Media Arts, I have been involved in many audiovisual projects doing Music Production, Sound Design, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics and Video Editing. I have worked for entities like Warner Music Group, KCRW 89.9 FM , Music Reports INC, Deluxe Entertainment and A Man A Plan A Canal
In 2011, I co-founded Sweet Tiger Records. There I have produced, released, published and licensed my own work as well as music created by friends around the world. Our catalog has been featured in shows and trailers produced by entertainment companies like Sony and ESPN.
I am an avid traveler ( Nomadista Romantico) with a strong urge to document new places, get empowered by new stories and to create awareness on social issues across the globe. This path led me to pursue a Master's degree in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California in 2017. This new career is allowing me to combine my passion for politics and culture with my media skills. In the past few years I have volunteered with NGOs like Amnesty International, Border Angels, the Washington Office on Latin America and i'm currently working remotely for USC's Center on Public Diplomacy.
Welcome to my portfolio site, where you'll get a glimpse of my world.