We had the good fortune of connecting with Ace Darko and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ace, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Being creative is my passion. It lets me be who I want to be without any barriers or restraints. I could never see myself in a position that doesn’t offer creative direction. I never been the type to stick to a script, that takes away from my own creative drive.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Definitely not easy. Doing everything yourself gets tiring and draining you tend to lose motivation to do what you love because it becomes more stressful then fun. Having people to help me when I need it helps me so much because it just allows me to be the artist instead of the everything else pretty much. I learned that consistency is key and to just take risks you’ll eventually find what works for you but don’t be afraid to fail. All you need is that one win to change your life forever.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
La has so much to offer. I love my city for its diversity. With that being said its hard to pick because of that endless options. If I had to pick id say a fire ass wing place then maybe go to the beach.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My story has a few people who always supported me no matter what level I was at. Tyler Grey is a huge person in my life he always holds it down and helps me with anything I need. True ride or die. Ljay Currie has mentored me and helped me hone my craft, always offering up all his resources and time to help me succeed. My mom. Destiny Griffith always holds it down no matter what true ride or die. Thats just to name a few

Website: Acedarko.com

Instagram: @acedarko_

Twitter: acedarko

Image Credits
Tyler Grey

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