Who are you? Such a simple yet absurdly hard to answer question – I’ll do my best.
My name is Craig Berry, and I’m a 29 year old Graphic Designer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. That’s the basics. Who I really am though, is a longer story. I’m a child of a southern mom and a dad from Arizona, who loves to cook, and write, and tinker with things big and small. I like to think I have a good sense of humor, and I’m an eternal optimist. I’m also a new dad, which is incredibly exciting.
I’ve been interested in art for about as long as I can remember. My dad, an artists and landscape architect, is the main influence for this. Growing up, we would always draw together, and he had a small studio in our back yard that he would paint in and occasionally let me mess up a canvas or two. My grandfather and grandmother were also very artistic, so you could say that it was almost predetermined that I would be as well. Art and color have always been a fascination to me almost more than an interest, if that makes sense. I’ve always been very curious about the process, the thought, the creation, more than I was interested in what the final product was. Don’t get me wrong, I love a finely finished piece of art or design in it’s completed state, but the road to get there is what always fascinated me.
I attended art college after graduating high school at the Art Center Design College (now called S.U.V.A.) here in Albuquerque. I loved getting to learn new ways to create art and new methods of using the tools I had been provided. It was a very great experience. After I left the Art Center, I began my professional career, which I would say has been a bit of an uphill battle, but I don’t view that as a bad thing. For every struggle there comes a lesson, and for me that lesson was hard work and dedication. If I put my head down, and put in the effort, I can do anything and create anything. It’s these lessons that have made me who I am today, and they will fuel me for the rest of my career.