I chose to work in the field of graphic design because of the wide array of skills it encourages you to have, and all the different types of people you get to work with. In a way, you are a visual reporter, learning about a situation, person, or event, then reciting it back to others in a visually interesting way.
What or who inspires you?
Austin: BeepleCrap, Josh Pierce, Stuzor, Safehaven_hq, silicagraphics, Hazem Talaat, iamsrrender, Territory Studio, ilovedust, Timo Helgert, Juuso Hämäläinen, Michael Sidofsky.
What’s something you like to do when you travel?
Austin: Photography. It allows me to more easily remember the memories from where I’ve been, and acts as another creative outlet.
What do you geek out about?
Austin: Obscure retro tech, computers, cars, space.
Embrace the changes you go through … You’ll make some really bad shit, but as long as you keep creating you can’t fail.”
What are you listening to right now?
Austin: 1788-L, Topi, Space Laces, Tisoki, JOYRYDE, Virtual Riot, OVERWERK, Ray Volpe.
What advice would you give your past self?
Austin: Don’t be naïve, you aren’t as good as you think. Understand that there is a lot to learn. Embrace the changes you go through. Just because you are no longer interested in something doesn’t mean you’ll never go back to it again. You’ll make some really bad shit, but as long as you keep creating, you can’t fail.