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
The Witch or Cuatro Lunas
FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?
Hunter x Hunter
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Man’s greatest creation, Twitter
NPR Code Switch
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
The Alchemist. Paulo Coelho
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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