Herman Awuku

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Herman Awuku is an aspiring designer/art director from Stavanger, Norway. He got a brief introduction to graphic design at Berghs School of Communication before attending Pratt Institute’s Utica campus to get a Fine Arts foundation. He is a firm believer that form follows function and strives to master various mediums and techniques in order to create visuals that translate the concept effectively and appropriately. His aim for the future is to create holistic and meaningful work with a high aesthetic quality. Currently, his biggest interests within design are experimental letterforms, branding and illustration.

FAVORITE COLOR?
Blue

FAVORITE TYPEFACE?
The one that best suits my current project

FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Psyche

FAVORITE BOOK?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent)

FAVORITE MOVIES?
I Love You Man, Adventureland

FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Freddie Mercury, Prince, Michael Jackson, Ben Howard, Daniel Adams-Ray, Oscar Linnros, Kanye West, etc.

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA?
Pinterest

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Caravaggio, Vermeer, Barnett Newman

YOUR DESIGNER HERO?
Massimo Vignelli

TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
Being able to play the piano

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Play hockey or be a struggling musician

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky

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