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Loogart: Profile + Interview

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Loogart: Interview

 

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

My pug, Bowser.

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

I am an artist and cannot live one day without being creative.

Why do you do what you do?

Because I need to. I feel incomplete when I don’t design. I can’t sleep when a design is not to my satisfaction or incomplete.

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

Summer of 2011. I saw a vector illustration by Stanley Chow on Facebook. I realized that this was an amazing industry I wanted to be part of.

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

Not quitting illustration in 2012. During my learning curve within the online art world, I had to realize that each successful artist has its niche fans and that niche fan base is untouchable. My brother Mike was a great help to remind me that my work has its place in the art world and that I simply needed to find it.

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

Many people have inspired me, especially my life partner Joyce. She is the one who reminds me to keep doing what I love despite the industry challenges.

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

Copying and mimicking other artists. Thought copying is key in learning, you should develop your own style to stay true to yourself. Most of my success was a result of doing artwork I love and that came from my combination of inspiration and experimentation.

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

Need a massive vacation. A lot of work ahead for 2014 in terms of pure illustration and front-end website development. Goal is to have a niche market in Montreal, my fave city.

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

Hard work and connections. That’s how you make it. Really. You can be talented, but without the two other points, it will be very hard to gain traction and success in the graphic design industry.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

People ask me where the name “Loogart” comes from. It is a slight modification of my mother’s maiden name “Lugar”… “LOOG” sounds catchy for my style and “art” is what I love, hence: Loogart  :)

 

Loogart: Profile

 

Full name

Christopher Walid Lugar Soueidan

Age

28

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Where you live now? (city, country)

Gatineau, Quebec

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

Lebanon and Philippines (Manila)

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Graphic Designer, illustrator and manager

How long have you been doing it?

All my life, 5 years pro for design, 10 years manager

Fav Song

Snoop Dogg, What’s My Name

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Michael Jackson

Fav Movie

Amadeus or sometimes, Django Unchained

Fav Actor/Actress

Christopher Waltz

Fav Clothing brand

Burberry

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer

Matt Stevens (http://hellomattstevens.com/)

Fav Sport to watch

Basketball

Fav Sport to play

Basketball

 

 

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