Updated: Jun 15
This year’s Advanced Typography class at Toronto Metropolitan University had the chance to sit down with two talented voices in type, the first of whom (Jorge Gomez) you’ll hear in this episode.
In the next 45 minutes, you’ll learn about Jorge and his work today, as well as his design origin story that started with graffiti. You’ll hear how he’s doubled down on setbacks in his life and used them as powerful catalysts for growth, including the ways in which he’s faced prejudice in his ascent through school and into industry. Jorge now works with BIPOC-owned brands (through his company, The Money Studio) to help them preserve their culture and he discusses the ways in which different types of projects (painting murals, brand strategy) have intersected and spawned new projects. Jorge shares his use of Design Thinking and math (math!) when painting murals, how he said “yes” before he was ready and the ways in which his family plays an integral role in his work.
This episode is co-hosted by Advanced Type student, Katrina Javier.
Let’s listen in…
About Our Guest:
Jorge Gomez is a brand strategist and graffiti writer based out of Inglewood, CA. With a keen understanding of urban landscapes, he's able to implement his design process to every surface he paints.
Music: Weird Science - John Bartmann licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.
Talk Paper Scissors Theme Music: Retro Quirky Upbeat Funk by Lewis Sound Production via Audio Jungle
Episode Artwork: Canva (remixed)