INTERVIEW: DICHELLE JORDAN TRADES COLLEGE PAPERS FOR LEADERSHIP AT D. JORDAN CREATIVE
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, CONTENT CREATOR, AND PHOTOGRAPHER DICHELLE JORDAN ON TRADING IN COLLEGE BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND DIGITAL ART.
Credit: Dichelle Jordan | Graphic Designer, Digital Content Creator + Photographer Dichelle Jordan | IG: @dichellejordan
Affirm Noire| July 2, 2021
For the last five years Dichelle Jordan (she/her) has been building her expertise as an artist all while attending college.
"Art has always been in my life as long as I remember," the graphic designer, who also dabbles in digital content creation and photography said in an interview with us. "But as I got older, I found that I didn’t enjoy doing traditional painting and drawing to where I would want a consistent career out of it. My senior year of high school I took my first graphic design class and fell in love with the medium. I wanted to continue creating art but just in a different aspect. After deciding to go to school for graphic design and learning my style, I decided to start my business so I could help other people [with their] projects."
Based in Virginia, Dichelle recently launched her business D. Jordan Creative with an aim to inform and encourage others while helping clients bring their wondrous visions into reality through her creativity. Her vision is to earn respect as an artist within the industry and to evolve her graphic design style. One way in which she has begun to develop her style is by incorporating her experiences of being Black and a woman with personal inspiration through the use of color and texture. Her "IWD 2021" series celebrates all women and their uniqueness and evokes just that.
“IWD 2021 was a series of illustrations [I created] for International Women’s Day. I was inspired by the holiday and wanted to create a mini passion project that could possibly expand to something bigger. The goal of this project was to highlight every woman's individuality and the diverse women that we may come across in the world," she said of the digital collection.
"Different women are represented by the use of colors, patterns and features," she remarked. "I wanted to use a mix of traditionally feminine colors with a little edge to provide a balance. To do this I used different hues of pinks and purples but decided to add the blues, oranges and yellow to contrast with the more feminine colors. Having the variety of hairstyles was something I wanted to be highlighted as well because to me hair can be a form of expression."
As Dichelle leaves behind Black History Month branding across the campus of her alma mater, Old Dominion University (and its website just in case you didn't know), she is happy to embrace the newness of entrepreneurship. She welcomes the opportunity to help passionate, purpose-driven, and faith-based individuals communicate their mission to the masses using bold design.
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