What’s your creative medium?
Has your culture and heritage impacted your work? How so?
I have been involved in projects which are either related to my culture or not. Even though some are unrelated to my culture, I feel at times both my culture and/or heritage subconsciously affect how I tackle or view projects or the field in general in a mental sense.
Has your family supported your creative journey? Did you have to overcome anything?
I have been fortunate to have a supportive family of my creative journey, however, sometimes they cannot help but worry if I will be financially stable someday. They have been supportive by attending my past creative events.
What made you choose this journey?
At first, I thought of delving into the path of music but the illustration field simply called a little louder. I was also inspired by many Japanese manga creators and illustrators, so that is another reason why I started this journey head-on.
What advice can you give to another AAPI creative who maybe struggling to follow a creative career pathway due to stigmas?
Never feel like your work is not good enough to be shown to the world. If you are waiting for that time your work reaches its perfect stage, you will end up never showing it to the world. Your creative journey is a never-ending learning experience and you will keep improving in your next project. Never feel intimidated or jealous of others’ work. Do not feel ashamed to promote yourself.
Share a quote you live by. It can be yours or something else that inspires you!
You cannot save money and time at the same time. This is something I have learned in life and if it turns out to be a commonly-known quote, I am glad.
How can people learn more about you and your business?
What are some resources that have helped you succeed?
Back then it used to be Facebook but these days it has been Instagram for gaining exposures and beyond. Not too long ago, Kollab ATL just got in touch with me to get involved with them so we are excited to see what is to come.
CMATL is an interview series where our team collects submissions and find Atlanta’s hidden gems of creators and creative entrepreneurs. This project powered by The Creative Folks.