About me


My name is Derek Anthony Santiago and I create customized vintage portrait transformations that transform everyday women into retro bombshell goddesses. Every woman wants to feel or be desirable even if it's through the magic of art. My mission is to provide service through my artistic skill to tap into the inner "sex kitten" all women possess.  I'm an "excavating pinup archeologist" digging out the forgotten hidden beauty all women posses. "Muliticulturally diverse-hyper realistic-full body-vintage portrait transformations" are my area of expertise with over 20 years of experience specializing in the field of glamour art helping over 300 women look and feel like the most sexiest masterpiece. Because of my intuitive nature to reach into the deepest parts of the soul, I am honored with the uncanny ability to capture and enhance not only the physical, but the invisible, emotional, spiritual essence making what I call your "best beautiful". Curious about being transformed? Message me here.



Here is where I brag a tiny bit. I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York City. Son to a photographer / artist, and  charismatic mambo dancer / marathon runner. I'm a dad to a big headed cat named "Lil Bastard". I have been creating art for 34 years. I am self taught / semi trained and multiskilled in illustration, animation, textile design, comicbook art, fashion illustration, sculpture, painting, graphic design, and motion graphics, with a  BFA in Fine Arts from Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. In the past 19 years I was in the commercial arts field for companies such as, Levis, Target, Hasbro, Marvel, Heineken, Coors Brewing Co, Columbia University, Fania Records, and many more. I have also studied at the Art Students League in New York.

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