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Johnson Le: Profile + Interview

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Johnson Le: Profile

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Full name

Johnson N. Le

Age

24

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Palo Verde, California

Where you live now? (city, country)

Oxnard, California

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Vietnam

First Language?

Vietnamese

What do you do?

Freelance Graphic Design

How long have you been doing it?

about hmm…. 5 years

Fav Song

Yes I’m Changing - Tame Impala

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Explosions In The Sky

Fav Movie

500 Days Of Summer

Fav Actor/Actress

Penelope Cruz

Fav Clothing brand

Maybe Tomorrow

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Dan Mumford

Fav Sport to watch

World Wrestling Federation

Fav Sport to play

I don’t have one.

 

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Johnson Le: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Motivational Posters

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I’m a young handsome stud muffin that really likes anime,food,  graphic design, and photography.

Why do you do what you do?

I guess when I draw or take photos, it creates another dimension for me to get away from reality.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I did a personal 365 project in 2015, this consists of taking a photo almost everyday(cause I have work) and post it on social media everyday for a year straight. This project led me to so many opportunities, developed a style, and made new friends with incredible talent, just looking back at my photos and my journey made me realize that this is definitely what I want to do.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I think the toughest thing was that I had a fear of what people might say or think about my work, because its always on the back of my mind and it always leads me to overthinking to depression and then making me re-edit or not post them at all. Then one of my homies said “fuck them dude” and it made me realize that it’s about me and not them.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

My homies actually! Each and everyone of them are unique individuals, pursuing what they want, and watching them overcome obstacles. Yeah, I would get DMs or tagged from different people on instagram when people post their own photos with doodles on it saying that I inspired them. It felt really fucking good to see that.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I didn’t make business cards. I learned that having business cards makes you look more organized and professional.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I want to go Europe or Australia orrrrr go on spontaneous road trips. I’m also starting a brand with a good homie called “Maybe Tomorrow” and we’re looking to release it some time this year.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Yeah, just wing it, have low expectations and have fun. Travel more, alone or with friends. Surround yourself with good friends that is positive and doing something.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Anything you want, about anything. JK! This was dope! Thanks for having me, bro. brotato chip, han brolo, broseidon, ….brobama?

 

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