The Birth of Urias Media
Back in 2008, as an MP in the Military, I was about to finish up my commitment to “Uncle Sam” when the Unit Commander at that time made the announcement that my unit was going away. I was just told I had to find another unit and possibly another MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) in the Army. Which landed me in the 344th Psychological Operations Company out of Camp Mabry, in my home city, Austin Texas! I thought to myself this is going to be a great way to finish up my contract, there was just one problem… They didn’t have any MP spots in that unit. After doing my homework I found out what kind of units they had in the company and I also learned what kind of work a PSYOPS (Psychological Operations) unit does in the military. To find out more and learn my new MOS, meant I had to go to Ft. Mead, Maryland for a couple of months. That’s where I become and still to this day practice being a Multimedia Illustrator. What is a Multimedia illustrator? We were basically the marketing department for the Military. We created graphic artwork that’s used in Army publications, signs, charts, posters, television and motion picture productions, created illustrations, layouts, map overlays, posters, graphs, and charts. When needed we would also produce computer-generated graphics, Draw cartoons for filmstrips, and animation for films. Other work included Work with television and film producers. To this day I have never stopped using these skills even though I have been out of the Army for some time. When I was working at smaller YMCAs, there was usually no marketing department at all. So, I would take on that role and run with it. I loved doing this for my Y’s, but after a while, I thought, why not do it for me?… Why not do it for others who need help? Welcome to Urias Media, my name is Javier Urias, and I’ll be taking care of you, what can I get started for you?