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ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
In this episode, hear why Temi’s goal is to create art he’s proud of that will also make people stop and think. Explore the evolution of his artistic style layering graphic design and photography in celebration of Black beauty. Temi shares why he compares his present self to his past self versus comparing to other people. Learn about his 3D and augmented reality work made during his recent Adobe Aero residency. We talk about legacy, the Profit First method, and the importance of building Black wealth as an entrepreneur.
Multidisciplinary artist Temi Coker was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and now resides in Dallas, Texas. He’s an Adobe Creative Resident Alumni and currently co-runs Coker Studios with his wife Afritina. His mix of vibrant colors and textures comes from his upbringing in Nigeria as well as his love for the African Diaspora. His style focuses on evoking emotion through color, patterns, and storytelling.