Age: 25

School: Recent graduate at the Ontario College of Art and Design

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Q: What do you like to depict in your artwork of the most?

A: My favorite things to depict in art are portraits.

Q: What inspires your art?

A: A lot of my work is inspired by science fiction, along with the cartoons and anime that I spend a lot of time watching.

Q: What purpose does art serve for you?

A: To me, its an outlet and probably the only way I can relax. I just want to make cool stuff.

Q: What is your favorite medium (marker, paint, etc.)?

A: Currently, I work digitally. However, I also really like to use fineliners for the amount of detail that I can get with my linework.

Q: Future goals and aspirations?

A: I  want to be a creative director/ executive producer for music artists. It’s a work in progress.

Q: Who are is your favorite designer, artist, and photographer?

A: There are a lot of people that have work I like,  so it is kind of hard to pinpoint a specific favorite of mine. I would have to say Kaws and Murakami tied for their design skills. My favorite artists are Katsuhiro Otomo and Mcbess. My favorite photographer is Jamal Shabazz.

Q: What do you want to communicate through your art?

A: I just want to make cool things. I do it mostly for my own enjoyment, and I hope others enjoy it too. I don’t want to be pretentious about it, because it becomes harder to enjoy.

Q: What is your favorite love song:

A: Brown Sugar by D’Angelo

Q: What is the most creative thing you have ever done?

A: Right now, I made an animated video for the first time for a track I produced.

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