About Vernon

For Art's Sake

July 2011

Vernon Caldera is a native of Nicaragua.

In 2007, Vernon launched Left Brain Right Brain Design.  He began by designing web sites, marketing collateral and branding for businesses in the creative industry including Wade Wilson Art, Rottet Studio and individual artists such as McKay Otto, Mark Flood and more.

In 2008, inspired by the economic downturn in the country, Vernon launched the tongue-in-cheek Keep Houston Rich.  As his love letter to the city he grew up in, Vernon curated videos that highlight the diversity of Houstonians.  In 2011, the site won an inaugural Houston Press Web Award for Best Use of Video.

He also followed his passion for interior design by writing articles about his life at Isabella Court, being a finalist on Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool Places Contest two years in a row and working on private homes.