Meet the Artist Series
Meet the Artist is a creative initiative by NEIU Art + Design Community website that seeks to promote current art + design students' work and their stories.
Our main goal is to provide an online space for each to share their experience as they pursue a degree in Art/Design.
We hope the stories shared by students inspire current artists and future art generations.
Our first participant is Joshua Cordero, a Graphic Design student based in Chicago. His Graphic Design works are narrative based, often showing both the depressing and happy sides of life. Some of his hobbies include photography, illustration, and filmmaking.
1.- When did you first become interested in art?
I first become interested in art when I was in highschool. I was looking at artists like Sophie Chan, Alex Ahad, Mariel Cartwright, and Mark Crilley works online. I had a huge admiration for them that inspired me to pick up a pencil and draw.
Watching movies, playing video games, or having conversations with people. I try to get something out of them that will make me go to my sketchbook or notebook and start brainstorming.
3.- What is your favorite medium and why did you choose it?
4.- What does your work aim to say?
5.- What do you like and dislike about your work?
What I dislike about my work? When drawing, I hate how I tend to make a mistake on an anatomy of a person's body or face. For my old graphic design works, I didn't like how mostly all of them didn't have any meaning to them. I had a difficult time explaining what my intentions were for those works.