FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS.


Adrian Diaz comes from a mixture of indigenous Meso-American and Spanish roots. His ancestors have sacrificed so much to put him in a position that he is now in. Highlighting the completion of a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design as a first generation college student, has been quite the journey. Making this dream come to life wasn’t so smooth. Constantly challenged by adversity, his parents lived check by check, constantly moved, separated, and on top of that the environments were cluttered with poverty. Nonetheless, he counters his passion in design by pushing the attitudes of trusting fear, and valuing honesty.

With adversity comes hardships and obstacles to seek opportunity. These environments I grew up in have a heavy influence on how I interpret and visualize. It all began in the 4th grade; it started by having an instinctive connection with the expressed letterforms on the streets. From there on it grew into contagiously perfecting every dynamic that brought out its true form. Graffiti, I don't see it as vandalism, but rather as a manifested culture that’s uncontrollably created by oppression. However, eventually maturing and trusting fear. I let the fire come to create a spark. The spark was letting the natural foundation of my up bringing be the guidance to be noticed as a designer.

My approach with design manifest from the inner energy of these roots. This upbringing has enhanced the methodology behind this force of energy that lets me feel connected in some way to society. Being able to communicate with design has allowed me to trust the process of being myself and work in a diverse language. Along with design come plenty of disciplines that excel the craft and highlighting some design proficiencies that I can help you with would be typography, photography, digital and print. 


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