Gracie was born in Cuba and immigrated to Miami with her family in 1996. Her mother worked as a graphic designer at a small, Spanish language newspaper for more than ten years. Gracie planned on becoming a journalist, but eventually followed in her mom’s footsteps as a designer. She began accepting freelance clients during college to keep her mother working and engaged during a six-year battle with cancer.
After working in-house for years in the chemical and engineering spaces doing branding and data visualization, Gracie moved to Texas to join Houston Grand Opera. However, she quickly amassed enough clients to launch Padron Design Studio (PDS) within the year and expanded her services to include digital and email marketing, print design, copywriting, user interface design, social media content creation, and web design.
PDS now employs a local team of five wonderful designers, writers, marketers, and one very supportive husband. Gracie enjoys spending time with her toddler, Matthew, and hopes to one day cure herself of her baking addiction. Every second not spent working is dedicated to her family.