Steven Erazo Padilla

STW21-STEVEN-ERAZO-PADILLA

USC ROSKI SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN (BA)

Steven Erazo Padilla is an interdisciplinary artist and designer from Los Angeles CA. As an immigrant from Honduras, Steven has put social justice and advocacy at the forefront of his practice resulting in a community focused and socially conscious practice. He is passionate about technology especially front end development and user experience design and is a self- proclaimed typography noob. He believes in design as a tool for social change and advocacy as a civic duty for designers. Although design and social justice is all he talks about, there are times when he enjoys quality reality tv like Real HouseWives of Atlanta and Potomac.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born in Juticalpa, Honduras; raised outside of Washington DC, and have lived in LA for the last 6 years

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

Hate the commute, love being on campus

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

I’m gonna marry the night – that’s a Lady Gaga quote

FAVORITE MOVIE?

The Witch or Cuatro Lunas

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

Hunter x Hunter

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Man’s greatest creation, Twitter

FAVORITE PODCAST?

NPR Code Switch

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Cy Twombly

FAVORITE BOOK?

The Alchemist. Paulo Coelho

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Self Help Graphics

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Enjoying being in my backyard.

HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?

I have always been grounded in social justice and using design as a vehicle for social change. 2020 has reaffirmed my ambitions and what it is that I want to do with design and the role of designers.

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