Graphic designing by Mercy - the spark youth empowerment platform in Nigeria

Graphic Designing by Mercy

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Mercy Oluwakemi Ajiboye, also known as Mercy-kay, is a Graphic Designer.

“I brand for corporate and private entities, I design for social media, poster designs and paint digitally well. I like learning from designers on social media. I am sometimes introverted but I am not a total introvert. I love languages and I enjoy reggae and folk music. My favorite musical instrument is the guitar. I enjoy privacy and have a small circle of friends.”

“I never had any inclination towards art until Senior Secondary school 2, when I was forced to art class because I had no music note and recorder. I noticed my draughtsmanship was fair so, from there, I picked interest and started copying the illustrations in ‘ Supa strikas’, thé Nigerian football comic book and some fashion magazines.”

“Later in 2013, I started practicing with still life objects. Furthermore, I noticed that a lot of females were not into art so I decided to study art full time. I gained admission into OAU, where I had contact with some amazing people who introduced me properly to various software and the art of designing.”

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“Presently, I am a part 4 art student at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU where I specialize in Graphic designing. I have interned with various private studios and companies like Feathers consulting, Ile Ife, Nigeria. I currently work at Sprinble LLC, Lagos Nigeria, as a designer.”

“I hope my art passes a message of consistency to people and I aim to make people derive satisfaction from viewing my works; that’s why I like using bright colors for my backgrounds.

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“First, my inspiration is from God. My first source of inspiration is from God and his word. I also get inspiration from Behance, Pinterest, YouTube, and social media generally. I search these sites for design inspirations and fuse ideas gotten into my designs.”

Graphic designing by Mercy - the spark youth empowerment platform in Nigeria

“For my paintings, I do mostly portraiture because I love the fact that people have unique facial features and no two people can have the same facial features. This fact makes me see the beauty of God’s creation. I also closely follow the works of Samuel Obadina, Temitope Aderemi, Samuel Bolarinwa, and Olamide, Agunbiade and this really helps my creativity.”

Connect with her via

Instagram: @Mercy_khay

Facebook: @Ajiboye Mercy Oluwakemi

 

 

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