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Brain Dwad

September 2018

Today we catch up with Brain Dwad who fell in love with the world of design through album cover art that blew his mind 🤯when he was young. Our minds are blown with what he's creating! Keep an eye on this one 👀

What are some of your earliest creative memories and what lead you into design?

I remember my mom’s paintings hanging at the walls of my grandmother’s house. My mom went to art school when she was young, and also I remember my dad being so into photography, always looking for the best place to take a family portrait. So I guess those first memories must have been stuck in my head. I was always drawing when I was a child, I remember it was my favorite thing to do and it lasted to my teenage years when I discovered music. It made sense for me to keep on the creative field and to decide to study design.

When did you fall in love with design and how did you get started?

My first crush with graphic design was for sure album covers. Appetite for Destruction (Gun’s and Roses), Nevermind (Nirvana), Ramones (Ramones), Black Flag (every album), Revolver (The Beatles) and The Dark Side of The Moon( Pink Floyd) are some that I remember had a big impact on me. I remember my cousin had a poster of Pink Floyd The Wall art with the drawing of the hammers marching, that blew my mind.

Give us the elevator pitch on what you do.

I’m a graphic designer focus on Creative Branding and Illustration. I’m also part time photographer and musician.

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My advice would be try very hard to find your own thing, style, voice, embrace your weirdness and focus on make it great. Clients will come.

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Who's your top design crush right now?

Artist, Ozzy Wrong.

What do you look for in a great client?

Creative freedom.

What three naughty things have you done in your career to get ahead?

Smile and nod to people I don’t really like.

What advice would you give students starting out?

Today we have, more than ever, amazing tools that help us promote what we do, artists I mean. Literally in seconds we can reach people from all over the world. I didn’t have that when I was starting, so my advice would be try very hard to find your own thing, style, voice, embrace your weirdness and focus on make it great. Clients will come.

2018 for you in a sentence.

Every day is brand new.

Website: braindwad.co

Instagram: @braindwad

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