Ludrick Fortune
Creative Director

Name: Ludrick Fortune
Position: Creative Director
Pronouns: He/ Him/ His
Company: Jaepsd – Freelance
Portfolio: and @jaepsd 


I’m a designer and animator based in St. Louis, MO. Like everyone, I’m a huge fan of Disney and Pixar movies. One of my favorite elements from those movies would have to be the storytelling. Being able to tell stories through the art of motion and design has always been a passion of mine since I was a kid. Now, when i’m not working on client projects, I’m doing my best to create a universe of my own in hope to motivate or just put a smile on others faces.

How did you get started in design?

I got into design when I was in High school. My friends made a clan and I wanted to be their designer. At first, I only made logos or AVI’s, but I then got into Youtube banners and Twitter headers. From then, I ended up going to Maryville for graphic design which brought me here.

What is something you’re most proud of?

I’m really proud of myself for coming over to St. Louis. When I moved here from Hawaii, I didn’t have any Family or friends. This was a whole factory reset for me as a person and designer. I’m glad that I’m still alive and now have a ton of friends and a community that I can rely on.

Who are your creative heroes?

I have a ton, but to cut the list short, Right now, I really look up to Tyler the creator or Donald glover. They are great at diving into a variety of things and doing their best. They aren’t afraid of the outside noise and that’s a quality that I wish I had.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I’m usually inspired by real events, cartoons, music, or from film.

What is the best part of working in your profession?

I get to create stories. I hope that’s something I continue to do when I grow old and gray. It doesn’t have to be animation forever. Storytelling lives in songs, writing, drawings, paintings, sculptures, dance and so much more.

What piece of advice would you offer fellow creatives?

One piece of advice is to continue creating. You don’t have to stick in your comfort zone, but make sure you’re always doing something that brings you immense joy. That’s all that matters.

What is one book that all creatives should read?

I really enjoyed Creative Quest by Questlove. I really enjoyed learning about his journey as a musician and learning his strategies for creating with other like minded individuals.

What was the last song you listened to?

Sweetest Taboo by Sade

What is your favorite place in St. Louis?

It’s funny, I don’t know if I have one. I love parks so Forest park is up there for me right now. Actually, My favorite place has to be the Botanical Garden. I love going on Solo Dates there.