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Vyvian To: Profile + Interview

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Vyvian To: Interview

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

Life, Art and Love

 

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

I’m a visual merchandiser, blogger and retoucher.

 

Why do you do what you do?

Its my life-calling. I can’t put it any other way. Visual art is on my mind morning. day and night. I wake up each day and all I want to do is create more beautiful things and surroundings.

 

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

I knew I wanted to be a visual artist when I met Kevin Luc. He pushed me to explore my artistic abilities and I stumbled upon visual display. After only 1 year in the VMA program and it was hook, line and sinker.

 

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

The toughest feeling is to feel like you’re a lost cause but you’re not. You’re just lost and that’s okay. As an artist, I think it’s tough everyday, we live in an industry that is nothing but cut-throat and full of opinions. To be able to shut that noise out and just create is a feat in itself. Kevin Luc and lots of food help me get through the day.

 

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

Kevin Luc inspires me. Sounds cliche but before him I lived in a black and white world of science and facts and then dived into a world of abstract art and color. Before, I was dragging my dead lifeless soul to all my university classes thinking plan A was the only way to get through life.

My mom inspires me to be strong because she has literally done it all. No matter how tough the job, no matter how alone she felt, she always fought through the darkness.

 

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

Being unprepared. Seriously being prepare will make your life a hundred times easier. There is no such thing as being too prepared; the more you know, the more confidence you will feel. I’ve learn to do my research way ahead of time instead of the night before.

 

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

I hope to expand my network and drive more traffic to my blog.

 

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Vyvian To: Profile

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Full name

Vyvian To

Age

25

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Pulau Bidong, Maylasia

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

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

China/Vietnam

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Visual Merchandiser

How long have you been doing it?

2 years

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Jay Z, ASAP Rocky, Beyonce

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Ana Fernandes

 

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