Noah Humes

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OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Noah Humes grew up in Los Angeles. He is currently in his senior year pursuing his BFA. Throughout his upbringing, he was fascinated with depicting people he identifies with. Sharing the stories and truths that need to be understood, issues that need to be addressed lives within him while creating. Noah feels the responsibility as an illustrator to comment on the social and political issues occurring in the world around him. Through his creations, he believes it is essential to keep in mind and apply the ways of “how to paint” and “how to draw” mixed with expressive, loose and free techniques.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born and currently live in Los Angeles, CA

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Marcus Garvey

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I am musical, and learning to play the piano.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Tom & Jerry

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
A Rap on Race ‑ a dialog between Margaret Mead & James Baldwin

ANY PETS?
I have two dogs

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English

FAVORITE MOVIE?
I am Legend

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Kerry James Marshall, Jonas Wood, Kehinde Wiley

FAVORITE CHARITY?
Reed For Hope Foundation

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Running

LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
“Your sweater is amazing, I need one of those.”

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Newspapers

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Yellow

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Lemon Milk

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength ‑ Understanding the expressive nature within image-making / Weakness ‑ Overthinking concepts and composition, at times the painting overall.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I would be a Marine Biologist

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. ‑ James Baldwin

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