Isaac Carlos

ISAAC-CARLOS

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE

Isaac Carlos is characterized by passion and perspective. Having moved often in his youth, Isaac’s vision is guided by culture, experience, and a recognition of people’s lives, cultures and customs. He believes the versatility and overall adaptive qualities of graphic design provide the best way to express his life story as an immigrant child. Isaac’s design sensibilities are influenced by hip-hop, the psychedelic sixties, and a childhood spent in South Houston TX where he grew up with other immigrant children. In his senior year, Isaac is exploring the critical theory of The Spectacle in relation to how an individual develops internally. He hopes to educate people on the effects of colonialism, neoliberal capitalism, and the media on the oppressed, impoverished resources rich nations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Jalpa, Zacatecas Mexico. I currently live in Kansas City MO.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I think right now I’m unfortunately both.

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
My ancestors

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
No but my headphones are always with me

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Dragonball Z

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

ANY PETS?
Yeah I have a Siberian Husky named Dartagnian.

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English and Spanish

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Matrix, City of God, Mr. Nobody, Eternal Sunshine, Brazil, Samsara

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Robert Rauschenberg or Ai Wei Wei

FAVORITE CHARITY?
American Refugee Committee.

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
I like to eat amazing food with my girlfriend.

LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
You look like you got some rest.

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Student debt

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Some kind of pink-orange and green combination.

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Garamond

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
My greatest strength is my ability to think critically and from multiple perspectives. My greatest weakness would be typography.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I would probably hop trains for the rest of my life.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Mejor morir de pie que vivir toda una vida arrodillado. ‒ Emiliano Zapata

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