Thu. May 30th, 2024


City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County


Mayor Miguel Pulido will present Luis Fernandez with the Exceptional Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the City of Santa Ana at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.

A native of Mexico City, Luis Fernandez is Senior Vice President of Disney’s Consumer Products, Central Creative and today leads a dynamic team of designers, artists, project managers, multimedia specialists and writers to ensure creative consistency across all lines of business. What many don’t know is that Fernandez’s early talent is behind the iconic banner design for the Artists Village.

Between 1988 and 1989 Fernandez served as a Graphics Aide with the City of Santa Ana. His design work on a bus-stop shelter poster announced Santa Ana’s unlikely ambitions to become an arts and culture center in Orange County; but it was his iconic banner design for the Artists Village that became the cornerstone of that vision and effort.

This vision is reflected in a banner design that shows the eyes of Michelangelo’s masterpiece “David” dreaming of an urban art center that helps regenerate imagination, innovation, and creativity in the name of education and socioeconomic benefit. The banner includes colorful butterflies circling David’s head to reference a Mexican myth that says when butterflies congregate, magic will happen – a perfect metaphor for the success of Santa Ana’s Artists Village.

Please join the Mayor and City Council in recognizing this outstanding individual by attending Tuesday’s City Council Meeting or visit,, to see it streamed live on the web.

The Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 7th at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana. A map with parking information is available at:


By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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