SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NEWHOUSE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
I grew up in Chicago, where my interest in graphic design started. In high school, I created commissioned sneaker-themed artwork for friends and family. Since then, my love of graphic design has only grown as I’ve broadened my skills to include the universe of visual media, such as storytelling, typography, UI/UX, immersive design, and motion design. Creating graphic artwork for the sports and entertainment industry has been my passion. My artwork was recently showcased at the 2022 Design Core Sneaker House art exhibit, presented by Footlocker in Detroit. In addition, I’m collaborating with my UI/UX professor at Syracuse, along with another founder, to create Soleless, a trading card brand that creates virtual and physical user experiences. I design all artwork, products, and augmented reality experiences, such as Snapchat lenses for the brand. I am a passionate and curious designer who is eager to gain any opportunity to learn a new design technique or software.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I am often most inspired by the experiences of those closest to me. The stories and backgrounds of my family and friends provide amazing narratives for design. These interactions spark creativity as well as motivation to get better and better. I am also inspired by the support I get from mentors, especially my professors at Syracuse, as I test the boundaries of graphic design. I am thankful to have a network of such inspiring people who share an appreciation for the results of my hard work.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Lately, I have been listening to a lot of podcasts. I like listening to podcasts about design, technology, history, sports, and comedy. I always want to learn more and understand the world better. I also often listen to music, specifically, from artists primarily from Chicago.