Omar Jaramillo was born in 1971 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He accomplished his architectures studies in Ecuador and Germany.
His work as a landscape architect brought him to long periods in Italy, the Emirates and Oman. During his travels he keep track of the journey through drawings and watercolors. In 2009 he became a correspondent member of Urban Sketchers.
In 2012 he was invited for a two month artist-in- Residence project at the Opera House in Hanover, documenting the making of a ballet performance with his sketches. The project ended with an exhibition at the Opera House. Invitations to teach Workhops in Barcelona , Tanzania and Malaga followed.
His work has been exhibited in Ecuador, Italy, USA, UAE, Canada and Germany. His drawings has been published by books, newspapers and magazines around the world. Omar currently lives and works in Berlin. He is a founder and manager of the Urban Sketcher Germany chapter.