About the Artist

Ferdinand “Chito” Maravilla was an art director at Campaigns & Grey Advertising in Manila for 14 years. His print ads and TV commercials for local and multinational accounts included Wyeth, Del Monte, P&G, Smart Communications and Blue Ice Beer.

A TV spot he designed for the Department of Health’s “Couple’s Choice” won Silver Award for Best Animation in 1998.

Chito and his family moved to Canada in May 2002. After a month, he landed a job as a graphic designer at Creative Advertising in Richmond. Later on, he joined two playground manufacturing companies where he enjoyed designing surround areas and sculpting play pieces. He was part of the team that designed the children’s playground at Guildford Mall, Brentwood Mall, Richmond Centre, other parts of Canada and in the US.

The following are the artworks that gained awards and recognition:

2017 "Commercial Drive"- 3rd Place- Surrey Art Gallery 2017 Juried Exhibition

2014 “Skytrain Fashion” - Honourable Mention- Surrey Art Gallery 2014 Juried Exhibition

2014 “Shadows of Green Timbers” - 1st Place awarded by the Arts Council of Surrey-  Silver Screen Classics Competition

2013 “Dance the Night Away” -  1st Place & People’s Choice Award  given by the Arts Council of Surrey- Just Dance Juried Arts Exhibition

2011 “City’s Fireworks Display” - 1st Place Surrey Art Gallery 2011 Juried Exhibition

His series of drawings were displayed at the Vancouver International Airport from November 2012-October 2014 to highlight his talent as an emerging local artist.

Chito is currently working as a graphic designer at Smartfilms, and is an active participant of several organizations in the community. He lives with his wife Jenny and sons, Franco and Miguel, who are all very supportive of his arts.

Chito Maravilla