We had the good fortune of connecting with Change The Game and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Change The Game, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
While not exactly a quote/affirmation, “Change The Game”, the name in which I go by, is actually a mantra in it of itself. In essence, it’s a reminder to think differently, to break from conventions, and to be open to seeing the world in new ways. It’s an overarching statement that drives how I create work, make decisions, and how I choose to set my mindset.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Change The Game is an art/design practice focused on creating a colorful world of shapes, graphics, patterns, typography, and more. But at the core, it’s about challenging yourself, its about pushing beyond your first thoughts, and taking the leap into your unknown in order to become better and stronger on the other side.
What sets it apart visually is its use of loud vibrating colors, striking shapes, and diverse use of mediums. However, from an internal perspective, what sets it apart to me is my drive, passion, dedication, and willingness to put everything I have into it. It’s the thing I obsess about. The thing I put every free second I can into it. And the work I do even when I’m not “working.” Whether it’s being in the studio, learning something new, improving my skills, or simply just making as if tomorrow would never come, it’s my passion without limits, what get’s me excited, and what I love 🙂
But it hasn’t always been bright colors and smiles. It took many years of trial and error to be able to finally reach a place of content-ness and overall good feeling about the work I make. Now, I’m proud to say that my mindset has shifted to creating work only from a place of love and passion and of making the things that I truly want to make regardless of external influence. And this I think was an important ideology I set forth because over the years I’ve learned that there is no rose petal garden over the mountain — life is right now and it will always be that way. If you don’t find joy in the things you’re doing and making right now then you’re simply not doing it right. It sounds tough, and especially since it takes time to achieve the things you desire, which makes it even more important to find love in not just the results, but how you choose to carry yourself out every single day.
Overall, if there’s anything I’d like the world to know if that I’m coming for it. By that I mean I’m ready to tackle anything, ready to bring my best attitude, and put my best foot forwards. But more than that, I want others to know that in order to get to where you want to be in life you have to work not just hard, but in your own unique way. From early in our lives we’re often taught to do things in one way, to stick in our lane, on not bump into anything. But I think the world is showing us that this ideology is not always the path to success and that liberating ourselves from our predispositions is key to move forwards in life, achieving the things we’ve never, and most importantly, become who we want to be. In the end, we all hold the power to make our lives better and more interesting for ourselves and those around us, so why not take advantage of it?
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If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My go-to is always a hike. LA is a large and dense area, so my favorite thing to do is get away from the never-ending crowds, sounds of rumbling cars, and infamous city smog. The Santa Monica Mountains are beautiful and give some of the best views around!
Aside from that, I’d also include a solid mix of what gives LA its charm; the expansive beaches, the endless food options, the niche parks, the classic landmarks, and of course, the museums! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Through a journey of rough edges and bumpy roads, my shoutout goes to the people who were always there right beside me: my former teachers, classmates, my friends, and of course, my family. These are the individuals who helped shape me when I veered off my path, the ones who pointed me back on when I didn’t even know I needed it, and the ones who pushed me farther than I could ever pushed myself. Overall, I’ve learned that no one goes through this life alone, and I always recognize, appreciate, and am forever grateful for the love, support, encouragement, and help these people have given me — I think they know who they are 🙂