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ThinkLumi is the One of a Kind Artist You Absolutely Need To Know About

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There are artists, and then there’s ThinkLumi. Coming from humble childhood beginnings on a goat farm in Virginia, his work has been sought after by names like Adobe, Netflix, Universal Studios. He’s also been namedropped by Lisa Frank and his work has even being stolen at one point by Chris Brown to promote his tour. “I want my work and my ideas to speak for themselves,” says Lumi, who lives a reclusive life despite living in one of the biggest cities in the world, Los Angeles, CA. A recent transplant from Silicon Valley, Lumi is trailblazing the local and international art scene.


Lumi also accepted an invitation to attend Billie Eilish’s premiere party for her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? “Billie gets a lot of hate, but she’s doing something incredibly unique” says Lumi, remarking on her music. “I love that in the face of so much generic and otherwise unremarkable pop she isn’t afraid to present something totally different, and as an artist I find that very inspiring.” Lumi made a series of pieces centering on Billie, which portray her as an angel of the night with glowing wings and concentric neon triangles behind her to his tens of thousands of followers on Instagram.

“I work a lot with Adobe, I’ve been sort of a poster boy for them on many occasions” Lumi sheepishly states, and he’s not kidding. In the space of just a few short months his following grew by 50,000 after doing takeovers for @photoshop and @adobecreativecloud on Instagram, creating some of their most popular posts to date, with Adobe even using his iconic red astronaut image to advertise their creative software suite, Adobe Creative Cloud. “I love the freedom of expression that Adobe’s tools enable me to have, I’m able to present my vision uncompromisingly and on my own terms. Presenting my vision with fidelity is everything to me.”

Lumi’s work has seen significant popular online, with over a quarter billion views on popular GIF platform GIPHY since February and countless millions of Instagram at @thinkumi. A trendsetter on nearly every platform, Lumi helped cement the popularity of the current cosmic theme widely expressed by artists on Instagram with luminous dreamscapes that must be seen to be believed. It’s incredible what just this single twenty-something has been able to do, his pieces often seeming to require what you would think would be an entire team of professionals. “It’s just me with a laptop” laughs Lumi, who though resists praise is always willing to have an open conversation about ideas.

When asked about his personal philosophy, “The world of ideas makes sense to me, the external world not so much. I think a lot about the difference between the physical and the metaphysical and how it relates to art,” said Lumi. He continues, “Art is beautiful to me because it acts as a mirror, what we see in a piece reveals to us who we are. I use a lot of symbolism in my work, such as triangles to represent perfection and astronauts as explorers of the unknown. Every piece represents the climax of some exhilarating realization about life. Every piece tells a story, though I leave that story open to the interpretation of the observer. I’d never want my intent to interrupt the progression of the viewer on their journey to self-discovery. I think that asking what a piece means is the wrong question, we should be asking what our feelings about a piece mean about us.”

There’s so much more to Lumi, his work and his story than could possibly be captured in a single article. Lumi’s art is heavily sought out, but not many know how to find it, but fortunately I was able to find a site that offers his art on a variety of products. I recommend hopping over to thinklumi.com immediately to see more of his work and view his beautiful products. Lumi’s art is heavily sought out, but not many know how to find it, but fortunately I was able to find his site. I promise you, it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

In an almost cryptic way Lumi recites the words of AI supervillian from the 1995 film Ghost In The Shell, “All things change in a dynamic environment. Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you,” he pauses, smiling and looking up, “Who I am now could be quite different from who I am a year from now. As I develop so does my work. Life is a process, and I think it’s important for each effort you make to be better than your last.”

Links

Site: thinklumi.com

Instagram: instagram.com/thinklumi

Twitter: twitter.com/thinklumiart

Facebook: facebook.com/thinklumi

GIPHY: giphy.com/thinklumi

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It runs In the family: Amel Elezovic and Anes Elezovic

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Director Amel Elezovic and athlete Anes Elezovic are mega-talented brothers, working in the same industry. They share their favourite memories of stealing candy, running with cheetahs, and being there for each other when things get rough

What’s your first memory of each other?

Amel: One of my earliest memories is of Anes learning to sit up. I was asked to take care of him one evening. Normally he would just roll over but that afternoon, he just balanced himself and sat up. I was thrilled.

Anes: Me and Amel are twins so I remember when we were 12 and we celebrated halloween together and Amel dressed up really weird, at first I thought it was another person. He had long hair in a ponytail, a beard, and was wearing black. He created a late-night commotion in the house and I was like, “who is this guy?”

What is the craziest thing you have done together?

Amel: We haven’t had the opportunity to do a lot of crazy things together but I know we will…soon.

Anes: We went running with some cheetahs on leashes in Kruger National Park. We were also the only two people there when my grandmother passed away. It was very sad and emotional, as she was someone we both adored deeply.

What did you get punished for the most as a child?

Amel: I was a very assertive and curious child, constantly challenged my parents and got on their nerves, and got reprimanded. I never got punished as such.Anes: At age eight, I stole some money from my dad’s wallet, ran all the way to the market alone and bought the most expensive Japanese candy I could find. My mum wasn’t very happy when she heard about all this.

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Meet Mario Moro with few top tips for become a successfull Social Media Manager

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Mario Moro, is an Italian Social Media marketing manager and digital creator, with almost 5 years of experience in the industry. Today he shared with us, the best advice for the success and overcoming the obstacles that those who enter on the the professional field of social media, may have to face during their career.

How did you overcome these obstacles?

The biggest and still very frequent obstacles is to make people understand the true potential of social networks and the web. The social media are now the future, the web, digitization is an important goal for every person, private or corporate. There are no strategies or magic formulas, everything lies in knowing how to convert our daily offline offline in the best way with so much creativity and professionalism.

What helped you achieve success? 

These obstacles are faced with the awareness that in this field you must be constantly updated. So doing in-depth studies, training courses, learn as much you can, check youtube’s tutorials etc. Being prepared on the various facets of which Social Media is composed, is very important. This offers security to your customers, being prepared for everything, being able to solve any problems they have and for which they decide to hire an “Expert” in the field who can help them.

I am very satisfied with the successes achieved, as I mentioned before, nowadays is difficult to make a difference as distrust and competition are the order of the day. But with the right training, trained mind and physique really help a lot, but above all the real success lies in identifying with every single person, really understanding the needs, and surrounding oneself with collaborators and a loyal and above all motivated team. If you really want something in your life you have to break it off. Nothing is impossible



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How Bagio White Became an Iconic Creative Director in the College

“The time in your life to really find what you want to do moving forward in life, so you should rebel a little”

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Photograph of Bagio White designed with his trademark ribbon design technique

“The time in your life to really find what you want to do moving forward in life, so you should rebel a little”

Perfect time in your life to figure out the next steps in your career. Most college students have a clear vision on what their goals are while the vast majority are still trying to find both themselves and their passion while going through college life. For many students that are still looking for guidance, celebrity creative director, Bagio White, say “don’t fear or panic” as he explains that this is a pivotal time to explore your options.

Celebrity creative director and Editor-In-chief of DOPENESS magazine, Bagio White started is career from the comfort of his dorm room. While attending college Bagio created his iconic magazine DOPENESS purely on instinct. White was studying architecture at the time of the birth of his company where he said the timing for it all was too perfect.

DOPENESS cover featuring Bow Wow

“I remember I was just sitting in my dorm room and I remember I was watching Jersey Shore and I said to myself…I could definitely create a dope magazine cover with them, that would be dope! And from that point, I decided that’s exactly what I’m gonna do and I even manage to call it DOPENESS” Bagio stated earlier in an interview

White has creative directed and designed editorials for a slew of well-known celebrities and public figures in the industry, and he also garnered an impression number of fans on social media, having over 100k followers on Instagram alone. White has worked with acts such as Tinashe, King Bach, Amanda Cerny, Bow Wow, Cierra Ramirez, August Alsina and more. White stated that when he first created his magazine in college it was more of an experiment at the time, and the best decision he made during his college lifespan. White said it was a very important time for him because even though he was studying to be an architect his passion was designing and creative directing. White goes on to stress the importance of exploring and getting out of your comfort zone in college.

DOPENESS cover featuring King Bach

“College, to me, is a very important time in your life because just because you initially went to study a particular field doesn’t necessarily mean that the study going to leave with [laughs], you have to break out when you college its not just about studies your also there to find yourself and find what you love to do, so everyone in college should explore their options you never know what field of study you’ll fall in love with of if like me, you’ll find how to create your own path” – stated to The Tab!

You can check out Bagio’s work on his website bagiowhite.co and on DOPENESS

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