It’s late and I can’t sleep, so I’m just here cruising around DBH when I suddenly remembered how I came to have known and loved DBH and was wondering if others have unique stories as well. So here’s how mine goes.
It’s December 2007, I was a junior in high school, my family moved to America from the Philippines one year ago. I was a loner, a 15yr. old junior because we didn’t have middle school in the Philippines, so I didn’t skip any grade. I’ve been taking art classes, and even though I’ve drawn since I can remember, I has no idea what I what major to take that would be what I love to do, but could land me a job. I was clueless. I decided one day in the library where I spend most of my time, to look up online one of the students in my old high school back in the Philippines. CSJ89, which most of you might know won the 2009 10k, was an upperclassmen my freshmen year in my old high school. He was one of the students who would be in the art competitions I joined back home, and one of the really good ones. So I looked up what he’s been doing and found out about DBH through him. I talked to him about what’s a good major to go into. After that, I’ve joined DBH and fell in love with it. I’ve seen artworks printed into shirt and realize, I want to that. I don’t just want to make art, I want to make design it for something. So, I picked up a graphic design class my senior, learned Adobe for the first time (which I have never heard of before), then took graphic design as a major in college.
This coming fall will be my senior year in college then I’m off to the real world!; and I can’t help but smile to realize just how much this community has helped me. I’ve been a member of DBH for 5 years; I’ve been in this country for 6. I’ve talked to amazing artists here who share the passion I have. I had hope that there are amazing artist in my homeland who actually pursue their dreams, which is rare in the Philippines because it’s not practical. Well these guys, Dzeri29, SPYKEE, Zerobriant, Csj89, Collisiontheory and many more have definitely proven them wrong. I’ve yet to win, but I’ve grown so much since my first clusterf*ck design. DBH literally opened the art and design world for me. Thanks!
Ok, I’m getting sentimental now. So, anyone wanna share their story?
2009 10k: http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/detail/men/5330/