Graphic design has always been something I wanted to do. I first started getting
interested in graphic design when I went to The Williamsburg Highschool for Architecture and Design. I would play a lot of video games and soon my friends and me started a YouTube channel and submitted videos. A couple weeks later we decided to create a team. Our team needed a logo and a YouTube background. I was always interested in design because I would watch videos on YouTube all the time of other teams with there amazing graphics. So I decided that I would teach myself and make amazing graphics. I started by downloading Photoshop and watching tutorials. I would sometimes just sit in Photoshop exploring the tools. I would do this for hours, days, weeks. I loved it, It was a place where I could let my imagination go wild. I could create anything and then be able to show my friends. I started by making a logo for our team. My friends loved it, so i felt very accomplished. At that moment, I knew this is something I really wanted to peruse. I started by designing YouTube backgrounds for people. At first they were not anything special, but then they started getting better and better. As my skills progressed my work showed it. Soon I would have people I didn’t know asking me to make them YouTube backgrounds, logos, websites, signatures for forums. It felt amazing having your work being appreciated. I loved the challenges of working with different people and trying to make their Ideas a reality. I also started working with Adobe After Effects for video editing for a while. A couple months later I decided that I would make a website so that I could promote my business of creating graphic design work. I started my website, and my business. My company name is Zuumy, and I work on my company to this day.
I went to New York City College of Technology for liberal arts, but a year later I
changed my major into Advertising design. Changing my major was the happiest
decision of my life. I finally to spend everyday doing what I loved. The best part of
this major to me is that fact that my teachers give me challenges where I can apply
my skills. A lot of times in the past at home I would be bored and would have nothing
to design so I would go on websites and just look for design challenges and
competitions so that I could use my skills. I know a lot about Photoshop, it is my
favorite program to use. I also know, illustrator and InDesign. This is my last
semester of taking Communication Design. I have learned a lot of new ways of
looking at design. It has been something very helpful in my life. Currently I have
stopped working with video games and YouTube. I have Staerted Automotive Photography and have created my own brand identity. I have created a website for myself. My goals for the future, after City Tech, is to start my own company, and
auto magazine. I am really passionate about pursuing graphic design and I know
that if I work really hard I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.