"During your life, never stop dreaming . No one can take away your dreams". I am a full believer in that quote. I love seeing my peers do what they love and make their dream's reality. I discovered Aaron Ball and his self-designed shirts on Instagram. I quickly became interested in his unique art and fashion.I think his brand is popping already. So I reached, out to him for an interview. In fact he's the first to be interviewed on The Mogul Minute in 2015. Aaron Ball 21, of Oklahoma City is hand painting his dreams one shirt at a time. Aaron is attending University of Central Oklahoma for graphic design. His brand "AbDesignedIt" is expanding every day. So to all The Mogul Minute readers, I introduce to you "Aaron Ball".
1.) The Mogul Girl :When did you fall in love with fashion/art?
Aaron Ball: I have been interested in fashion and setting trends since about age 14. I recently grew my passion for Art towards the end of 2013.
2.) The Mogul Girl :What did you paint on your first shirt?
Aaron Ball : I honestly can’t remember. I have an older cousin that I learned art techniques from last year. Once I got it down packed, I practced everyday. I started painting different things on shirts and different techniques until I started to enjoy the craft and master it.
Yet I'm still learning more and more each day.
3.)The Mogul Girl So your from Oklahoma City. Where's your favorite place to eat?
Aaron Ball: Yes, born and raised in Oklahoma City. Red Lobster.
4.The Mogul Girl: If you were teaching your own graphic design class, what would your first lesson be?
Aaron Ball: This is a hard one. I’ve always thought of myself as an innovative designer and thinker . When I started college 3 years ago my major was Psychology. It wasn’t until I fell in love with my craft last year that I changed my major to Graphic Design. Therefore I am still pretty new to the classroom setting lessons. Most of what I know about art and design so far is via hours of self research.
5.)The Mogul Girl: Who is your favorite artist?
Aaron Ball: No favorite artist, I am inspired by ALL artist I see.
6.)The Mogul Girl: Which celeb do you want to wear one of your shirts?
Aaron Ball: I would love to get a chance to meet up with and do some shirts for Russel Westbrook.
7.)The Mogul Girl: How does it feel to have your own brand "AbDesignedIt" at 21?
Aaron Ball: I love every bit of it!!
8.)The Mogul Girl: Is there anything you want the world to know about your brand?
Aaron Ball:Yes, many may not know that I launched my brand in 2014.I started using social media to establish it and my own
website ( www.AbDesignedIt.com).What I learned in 2014 motivated me to be more confident with my craft. In 2015 things are changing for the better. I'm putting in more time and focusing on my brand. I want to expand throughout the United States and to other countries as well.I want my website audience to continue to grow and I'll be able to watch it increase through Google Analytics.
9.)The Mogul Girl Is there a song lyric that means a lot to you? and why?
Aaron Ball: No particular song lyrics that mean a lot to me. There's a song by K Camp called “Think About It” .In the chours of the song he states “Keep going ,Kkeep going dont stop! One Day yo sh*t gone pop!” That’s kind of been my motto every since :-). Appreciate that song K Camp! lol
10.)The Mogul Girl: How can your shirts be purchased?
Aaron Ball: Via www.abdesignedit.com custom inquires via firstname.lastname@example.org
Instagram : Instagram.Com/itzaphotoshoot30
11.)The Mogul Girl: What has art taught you?
Aaron Ball: Art has reassured me that anything is possible if you put the time needed into it.