1. What kind of art weapons do you use to CREATE?
When designing, I use anything I can sketch on whether its paper or receipts from anywhere. Anytime I get a creative spark, I’ll find anything to write or sketch my vision, or I’ll just work out any design digitally first if I already know what the client wants. I take on all my projects differently. I never take typical approaches to anything I do because ‘typical’ is something I want to stray far far away from in anything I do.
2. When was the moment you fell in love with ART?
I’ve always been a creative person. I was always involved in something creative – from tailoring my cars, playing drums, sketching, skating, to digital design and marketing. I use my entire creativeness to its max capacity. Everyday I think out of the box to solve any design tasks or business. It’s amazing what a creative person can accomplish just by being a little business savvy.
3. What is your purpose to CREATE?
It’s a way for me to vent. If I didn’t create everyday, I would be stressed out like no other. I feel that I have to create to let it all off my mind and shoulders. I love being my own toughest critic because it keeps me on my feet 24/7 – making me a stronger designer as I grow in the business.
4. Is there a particular message you want to communicate through your artwork?
My main goal in my work is to successfully communicate my client’s vision. I feel I was blessed in the way I communicate to my audience and my clients’ consumers. I take a different approach when developing the concept – every project is different so you have to keep it fresh in order to help cultivate the market. I do my best to let my talent shine through my client’s vision. If the projects doesn’t look good for my client, then neither will my reputation.
5. What is your meaning behind the word, “philARThropy?”
For me it translates to “The Love of Art, Cultivating the Culture.”
6. How do you plan on using your creativity and imagination to give back to your community and make a difference?
I’m working on expanding my movement (All Block Brigade) to open doors for friends and others in the creative business. I want to go to every business every prospect and touch them with my knowledge to open their eyes to endless possibilities. I love what I do, I show up to my office always ready to create. I take pride in all my projects and see forth that the end result always surpasses my client’s expectations.
7. What would be your contribution to the art community?
My goal in the future is to contribute my knowledge and teach the younger community about design, and expanding any venture they might have in the creative field. I want to start a good teaching center where artists can donate their time in teaching others their craft, thus growing the market with better designers
8. What message would you give to a young artist who is trying to find their place in the art world?
Follow their Hearts – you can’t follow the path that others want you to follow because you could end up in the place you weren’t destined to be in. Follow your own path and you will be happy. Do what you love and capitalize in all aspects and sense of the word.
9. If you had the chance to collaborate with another artist, what would be the #1 thing on your art bucket list of creative projects you’d like to complete?
Collaborations can be a conflicting issue to some designers, but I definitely like to take on collaborations with anyone head on. I love the whole creative process, so just to be in the position I am to be getting paid to do it is a blessing to me. #1 thing on my Art Bucket list of creative projects is to complete every project like no other.
10. What kind of art legacy do you want to leave with the world?
As far as ‘Art Legacy’ I’d be happy to just hear my future kids say “My Daddy Did That” – that would be enough for me. However, as far as the world goes, It would definitely be amazing to be recognized for not letting the doors that were shut on me in the past affect the way I kill it today on my own.