Jerome Harris

Design Director,jwhgd.co
Title of Talk
What Makes My Work My Work?
Website
jwhgd.co
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Jerome Harris

Design Director,jwhgd.co

Jerome Harris is a graphic designer originally from New Haven, Connecticut and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Harris holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and a BA from Temple University. Harris is the Design Director of Housing Works, a non-profit organization fighting the HIV/AIDS and homelessness crisies in New York City. He has also curated a touring exhibition, entitled As, Not For, which celebrates African-American graphic designers active in the 20th Century. Harris DJs under the moniker DJ Glen Coco, and maintains an ongoing choreographic practice that he shares on Instagram at @32counts.

What Makes My Work My Work?

How you do you know what makes your work yours? What life experiences have you collected, what challenges have you overcome that push you beyond the next step? In an effort to answer this question, as part of Jerome Harris’s own creative process, he has started to go through a self directed survey to find his creative center and to gain insight about what he needs to work on and where to move from there. Becoming the next, and better version of oneself means facing fears, working through the process and then assuaging trauma and celebrating successes in retrospect.