The start of something beautiful.
My journey down this road started when I was placed in a typing class (computer applications) in high school, but because of my natural curiosity with technology, I was already comfortable typing and had a pretty solid understanding of the way software programs work.
After requesting to be transferred to a more challenging course, I was placed in a Multimedia Design class - and boy did I excel at it. Within a matter of months, I was at the top of my class, winning a variety of awards and making a name for myself.
I believe that although creativity can be learned, some people are born with a natural inclination to it, and I've always appreciated how with art and design, the possibilities are seemingly endless. All you need is a little bit of heart and imagination. The only limit is your skill set, which thanks to the internet, can be modified and improved upon at any given time.
My design teacher, Stacey Jenkins, was always extremely supportive of me - even as I unknowingly took my own talents for granted. You see, I never truly looked at creativity as a profitable skill, I just really enjoyed it. I remember my first works of digital art - "Visual Poetry", I'd call them. I'd write a short poem and then proceed to 'digitize it', or, translate it into some type of visual representation. Here's an example of one:
Onward, to forever.
After being recruited to work as the Creative Director for Tokyo Media Group in Miami, FL - I found my calling. Since then, I have truly found a home in directing the creative vision of a company. I love working with creative teams, coming up with new ideas - but above all, I love to inspire those around me, not only with my story but with my passion for art and design.