History and dreams.
Being an Oromo-American born in Missouri and raised in Minnesota, Abdiwak has learned over time that communication is essential in bridging disparate communities and backgrounds. Learning greatly from his older sister, Abdiwak grew up with the belief that art is a universal language that joins people together. That fundamental idea hooked Abdiwak at a young age; he hasn't turned back.
From college, Abdiwak was offered a position as the interactive design assistant at Modern Survey, a small HR technology company in NE Minneapolis. Here he learned how to use design and film to create a user experience that removes barriers to completing an employee engagement survey. Modern Survey was acquired my Aon in the spring of 2016, after which Abdiwak stayed on as a junior designer in marketing. Side projects allow Abdiwak the opportunity to keep his other creative senses sharp. From Kickstarter launch videos to illustrations, Abdiwak continues to stretch his abilities. He continues to strive and learn new methods of expressing himself creatively.
Illustration, photography, video... what comes next? If digital design is the evolution of print media, then video games are a natural next step to film. Abdiwak looks forward to sharing his future project in this field.