HAS YOUR CHILDHOOD EVER INFLUENCED ANY OF YOUR VIEWS ON CREATIVITY?
My childhood has greatly impacted my views on creativity. Growing up in a small town in North Jersey I remember being selected to be in a magnet program in middle school for artistically talented students. Because of being in this program, I had the same classmates for three years so a bond was created that challenged my sense of creativity at an early age. Back then all we’d do would play basketball with dreams of going pro, watch anime shows like Dragon Ball Z and Naruto, and roast each other for our lack of a crisp hairline because $5 shape ups were expensive growing up. In every sense of the word I was forced to be creative just to outdo my classmates whether it was academically, physically through sports, or just being quick and witty with my comebacks. I think my childhood influenced how I view a lot of things now that I’m older.