Constantin Chopin

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ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

I was introduced to graphic design at the School of Art, Cambridge UK. I had quite a bundle of deeply felt, though as yet not fully articulated, ideas and interests relating to histories and mythologies. In the beginning I was more attracted to the far past of creative expression than the modern or the contemporary, my ambitions were then as they are now, to find a way to draw on these ancient influences in a way that could find relevance in contemporary graphic design. After graduation, I spent a year working in London and then applied for a masters program in the US because there were many areas of design that I wanted to question/investigate. Using traditional and modern creative languages, I employ a vast cultural heritage to nurture inspiration. Across all of my projects I aspire to crafting meaningful experiences via intelligent and disruptive narratives.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Puyricard, a small village near Aix en Provence, south of France. I now live in LA

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I am a really early morning person when my mind is clear and I get my best ideas.

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Qui-Gon Jinn

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
The Expanse

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Anything from ZZ top’s La Grange to Blind Willie Johnson’s Dark was the Night

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
I am not into social media

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Gabriel Orozco, especially his work Mobile Matrix

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamonds

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Playing for Change

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Playing guitar or hiking with my dog and loved ones

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Hard to say, something creativity driven

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“What’s the purpose?”

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