I go by several nicknames; The 'Quiet' Storm, Peanut, Sunshine, Bandit (I still don't know how I got this one), there are too many to count. However, I like to think of myself as a hands-on artist with a strong sense of color and an even stronger sense of self-worth. After studying at The Fashion Institute of Technology, I developed my skills to problem-solve projects ranging from channel art to branding packages. I currently work as a graphic designer for The Hustle Babe Agency. My job is to ensure that the look and feel across all brand materials are high quality and consistent. I live in Mount Vernon, New York, and seek to use my illustration and graphic design skills to help others and produce polished, attention-grabbing designs. In my spare time, you can find me building playlists, trying new recipes, and binge-watching shows.
Let me start by saying, trying to condense myself into a single symbol was difficult. I tried to incorporate elements of art akin to a pencil or stylus. I wanted to steer clear of fitting too many details into a single shape. I opted for a sleek and maybe a bit abstract styled "A". Imagining a pencil tilted forward, I combined both sharp and round facets while still keeping the same general frame of my previous design.
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The creativity that comes with producing art opens doors and alters our outlook on life. It allows people to escape from the everyday grind and solve problems from a different point of view. I consider being an artist a lifelong journey, one that I am deeply committed to.
Neither of which is an accurate measurement of a person's skill or success. There are some artists out there who do benefit from a routine and learn well from daily drawing exercises, but some artists - including myself - may find this approach stressful. Everyone takes different steps on the path to improvement. Make art you love and make it at your own pace.