As we celebrate Black History Month, we shine a spotlight on the people who make Detroit such a vibrant city. It is a community rich in art, music, culture, style and fashion. A woman associates all this with her colorful graphic designs.
Quileen Adams, owner of Creative Hina Design, joined Living in the D host Tati Amare to talk about her collection of Detroit tributes, particularly her musical history.
Adams calls the collection “The City of Soul Detroit” because of the soulful sounds that originated in Detroit in the 1960s. She says she decided to mix a handful of successful artists with contemporary, modern, and fees for younger and older generations. She says this collection is a way for her to express herself and give back to Detroit.
Many of Adams’ designs start from sketches. She is inspired by music, nature, photography, old graphics, typography and collaboration with other artists.
A graduate of Wayne State University, her foundation just studied there, built a portfolio, and became a senior web designer for many years before deciding to go freelance.
Adams has also been recognized by the Nest Revolving Maker Fund, supported by the Tory Burch Foundation, for making products for children with autism like her son. She says she is very excited about the upcoming collection.
To watch the full interview and learn more about her designs, watch the video above.
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