It seems that whatever facet of artistry myle$ touches, it immediately becomes more interesting to the viewer; a mark of a true creative director. The interview below takes us through his journey as a creator and highlights his approach towards the creative process. Every journey is different, but some journeys stand out more than others. Read the full interview below.
1. What is the earliest memory you have of yourself doing something creative?
I sold song lyrics to my classmates in 3rd grade.
2. What kind of creative work do you do?
Digital design for the most part. My creative work is limitless; if I don’t know how, I’ll learn.
3. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
I’m originally from the D.C Metropolitan area. I moved around a lot growing up. I was raised around love, family, kinship, and geniality. Always been determined. For Christmas one year, “Santa” bought me ‘Tha Carter 1’ and ‘The College Dropout’. I was like 7. Blessed is an understatement. I’m not perfect. A handsome young man. Growing.
4. How would you describe your specific style? What makes you unique?
I love myself and I know there is not another me. That’s my style. Fuck you (not you but like)
you get me?
My style is my expression for the moment whatever that may be. I’ll wake up and if I feel like putting on Margiel….. The point is to love yourself, bro. That’s my style.
To be me, unapologetically.
5. What has been some of the biggest influences and sources of inspiration in your work?
Friends and family honestly. Strangers too. With photography, I’m constantly observing. I see things in people that they might not see. That’s cool to me. Music is a huge influence, I’m cranking Theophilus’ [London] new tape right now. Shout’s to my friends making music, including myself. Yeah, my friends are dope – they all do creative stuff too so I’m always around people who are thinking. That’s important. I design and develop apps for that very reason. Tumblr and MySpace is a big source. I’m about to bring that back. Bringing things back is an inspiration. Just the thought of “different times” like wow. History.
6. Do you have any rituals to help you get the creative juices flowing?
I puff sometimes. lol
Sharing my thoughts and ideas through my company ‘ysdwysd’.
Nothing trumps learning though. Youtube has everything. Crazy.
7. What have been some of your favorite projects you’ve worked on? Any current projects you’d like to mention?
ysdwysd. is my biggest project yet. Blog turns into publication into clothing line into app. It’s our child. It”s the umbrella for anyone. It’s a movement. We are promoting a healthy lifestyle and thinking outside the box. Someone has to change the world. We all can. Limitless. So with that I’m currently rebranding. Currently updating the desktop then mobile. We have an extraordinary team and we’re growing.
thisconnect.us is a seed that was planted and it’s becoming this beautiful root sprouting in the midst of evolution and change. We’re providing an experience starting with a conversation. It’s beautiful to see a shared idea between friends, implemented. Hopefully we bring that experience to HGAB soon.
DevBoys is the latest project. We’re developing film because we were tired of going through the hassle of finding someone else to do it. Then, we started doing it for other people. Soon we’ll have an actual location and we’ll be selling prints, cameras, and more.
For any personal project, they’re all sporadic. No one cares anyway lol.
8. What are some of the best lessons you’ve learned while developing your craft? What valuable advice could you offer to other Creators like you?
You start dying when you stop dreaming. Literally.
That was my cousin’s last piece of advice before he died of cancer at 19. That’s all the power I needed.
9. Where can we find more of your work and follow your journey?
@visionsofbillions (prolly delete soon)
ysdwysd.com will be up probably by time you read this. That’s the hub for everything. We’re coming for Facebook lol
myles.website is the personal. I love you.