Meet Jayvn Solomon
Jayvn explores how nature, design, and collaboration can unlock the incalculable potential of St. Louis. Since pursuing his own creative practice in 2020, he’s worked with companies such as Ideo, St. Louis City SC, Forest Releaf, and Square.
How did you get started in design?
I got into Design when I took an “Intro to Graphic Design” class as a Senior in high school. I’ve basically been falling down the rabbit hole ever since.
What career accomplishments are you most proud of?
Designing and painting the Marquette Park Futsal court is definitely up there as one of my favorite things I’ve done. It’s one of the few things I’ve been part of that pertains to a lot of things I care about. On top of that, it’s also the first thing of its kind in STL.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I get a lot of inspiration from nature, music, and cartoons. Genuine conversation is a big one I’m inspired by too.
How do you deal with creative burnout?
Going outside is usually the first thing I do when I’m feeling burnt out. I generally just stop and tend to something else when that happens too. Trying to fight through it mostly makes it worse for me.
What piece of advice would you offer to fellow creatives?
Change is a guarantee and your life is not. Take that risk you’ve been thinking about.
What is one book that all creatives should read?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
What is your favorite place in St. Louis?
Missouri Botanical Garden