Born in 1928 in Phoenix, Arizona, Carlos Diniz trained in industrial design and architecture at the Art Center College of Design, then located in Los Angeles, California. After matriculating, he first worked as a designer in the large architecture and planning firm of Victor Gruen Associates. But as he found his footing in graphic presentation, he left to open his own rendering studio in the late 1950s. His client roster grew to include Frank Gehry; Skidmore, Owings & Merril; Craig Ellwood; Cesar Pelli; and others. He passed away in 2001.