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Skylar Arellanez is a Long Beach based graphic designer who combines traditional design and fine art elements to create colorful and lively visuals. She has a passion for typography, specifically custom letterforms, which is the basis of most of her work, alongside color and shape.

What does your Visions logo mean to you?

My logo represents my design style, as well as myself: a little loud, colorful, and kind of all over the place.

When did you know you wanted to study graphic design?

I always knew I would pursue a creative field. Growing up, I would spend countless hours in my room painting, drawing, making my own clothes, filming music videos, decorating cakes, writing songs, putting on shows, scrapbooking, etc. It wasn’t until eighth grade that I discovered graphic design after a “cool art careers” Google search. After that day, I decided that was what I was going to pursue--so I took some design classes in high school, and well, here I am today!

What inspires you creatively?

I take inspiration from fellow creatives in a variety of disciplines from various time periods around the world. However, as of late, inspiration has been finding me, rather than me looking for it. It could be some outlandish idea that randomly smacks me in the face at Trader Joe’s, or an idea that came to me in a roller coaster of a dream—I just run with it.

What is a dream project for you?

A dream project of mine would be a culmination of my passions: graphic design, event planning, music, hospitality, and interior design. I want to open my own music venue one day and create a space that transports people into a different world--from the branding, to the interior, the talent and the staff.