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How did you become a designer?
Ever since I was a child the arts have always interest me. But I’ve never dreamt of being anything when I was young. I didn’t know what I wanted to become nor did I care. I was too busy playing with my friends, having fun and chasing girls. I had no time to dream. My fascination for Graphic Design began while I was a student at Sullivan County College. Before attending SCC, I had no clue as to what a Graphic Designer did. After my very first design class, I decided that I wanted a career as a Graphic Designer. That became my main objective and my focus.
Where are you from originally?
I was born in the caribbean, on a small island called St. Vincent. Beautiful place to vacation, but not to live. My mother came to the United States first, then a few years later, she sent for her family. I moved to the States at age nine. I could remember the first time I saw snow. I was so excited and amazed by it.
Any advice or tips to novice designers?
I’m not one to give advice. All I can say is to simply do your best. Be Patient. Be Calm.
What has been the most rewarding and challenging project you have worked on?
It brings a good feeling upon me when I design something that addresses strong social issues in the world. I once designed a three series poster based on Child Hunger. During my research, I became very sadden by what I was seeing and reading. These children were suffering so badly. They were like walking corpses. And what’s even sadder, you can still see these problems in modern time. I grew up around poverty, so these posters I’ve designed came from my heart and soul.
What is your favorite portfolio piece? Why?
I don’t really go back and look at the things I’ve created. Once I’ve designed something, I’ll put it to rest. Self-projects tend to be my favorite pieces. I’m currently working on putting together a book of all my photographs and poems. I’m looking foward to the completion of that book. I’ll keep you posted.
What American art or artist inspires you most?