A&DD Alumni profile: Theo Darchiville

Through creativity, Theo Darchiville, A&DD class of 2014, aims to influence others to value themselves gracefully. Theo is crazy about learning about other artists’ creative process so he has been reading the autobiographies of global influencers (i.e. Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Malcolm X, Oprah Winfrey, and Maya Angelou) as he constantly do his best to look at things from a different perspective.

Theo is currently working as a Product Designer at Discovery.

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Why you enjoy doing what you are doing now?

I love being around people who are better/smarter than me, and way better designers than I am. I humbly accept every lesson I learn from them because it polishes me to be an outstanding creative, no matter what!

What you have learned at FIT that have helped you get your career started?

The A&DD program taught me to stay true to my vision, don’t stray too far from the path that speaks to me the most. Also, be cool and friendly with all your colleagues. We are better united than divided.

What’s the one advise that you would give to students pursuing a career in advertising and digital design?

Regardless of your race, gender, or sexual preference, I advise to always stay rooted in your soul and embody whatever it is you believe is right as a creative. This will help you to trust your instincts in every move you make creatively and professionally, and will allow you to blossom into a major influence and inspiration to others.