When it comes to design, or artmaking in general, I’m not about making a mark. I’m about making a point.

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Deon Mixon (b. Deon Christopher Mixon Jr., 1995) is a graphic designer, author, and poet from Detroit, MI. He is an alumnus of Cass Technical High School (2013) and Western Michigan University (2017). He is the author of the Lethal Creed Saga and a writer of free verse, haiku, and sonnets. His work, both design and literary, are a reflection and embodiment of his overall identity and affinity for themes including God, existentialism, realism, monumentality, minimalism, wabi-sabi, and Swiss design.

 

Deon is an avid movie-watcher, a violinist, a Call of Duty, Naruto, and Jason Bourne enthusiast, and a dedicated practitioner and student of Krav Maga and Japanese. He is currently based in Detroit, working as a designer at Gyro.

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When it comes to design, or artmaking in general, I’m not about making a mark. I’m about making a point. The most important part of a work is its concept. Concept gives work meaning, which makes it moving, and impact, which makes it profound. When work functions as a result of good purpose, fulfilling experiences are produced. Design is an art and profession that delivers these experiences to people, for people, by visually communicating strong concepts and effective messages. Beauty is inevitable when concept is inherent. What matters most is not how good design can look to ourselves but rather how well design can realize and voice ideas for others.

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