Today we’d like to introduce you to Juan Zurita known as _getithowyouliveit on Instagram.
Juan, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I am a Bay Area graphic designer and Motion designer. I was born and raised in East Palo Alto, Ca and now live in Mountain View, CA. I currently work full time in tech and full time doing graphic design.
I had an internship at Facebook in 2019. I was surrounded by a creative space that had a lot of art everywhere and colors. I have always been a creative person but Facebook definitely motivated me to keep creating.
I post a lot of my designs on my Instagram @_getithowyouliveit. I have gained a huge following which led to me working with music artists, labels and brands.
This past year has been so rewarding, I worked with a big artist who goes by the name of Wolftyla. I got the chance to create her cover art Play For Keeps.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am a graphic designer with a focus on directing cover art for music artists, labels, and brands. I love helping clients translate their ideas into a strong visual identity. I work to create a dialogue between myself and the client to help us both establish the brand and what it’s all about. Visual Identity is such an important and personal piece of someone’s business, it tells the story behind the product or service itself and acts as the face of the company. I especially love working with independent business owners and upcoming artists who are just getting their start. Getting to work with people and help them form a concrete business identity is so rewarding and a big part of my process when designing graphics pieces.
My personal work is very graphic and clean. It all depends on the day to be honest. I like to make something different and explore new things. That’s a big key on how I improved my skills in design.
Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
Yes! My advice is to surround yourself with other artists and creatives who inspires you. All you have to do is reach out and you never know what might happen. Networking is key
Last piece of advice is to never stop creating. If you create daily you’ll see a huge improvement in your work. It’s crazy when I look back at my old and compare it to what I create now.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
- Website: getithowuliveit.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @_getithowyouliveit
- Pinterest: @juanzurita1315
- Twitter: _getithowulivee
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