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Julian Williams

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Julian Williams

Julian Williams

Graphic Designer & Art Director

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My name is Julian Williams. I am a Queer, Black, German-American graphic designer and art director based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I studied design at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in the United States before moving to the Netherlands to intern and work for Nike as a brand designer. While at Nike, I discovered and became an active part of the European vogueing ballroom community. Vogueing not only gave me a new appreciation for my identity and the talents of people around me, but also instilled within me a desire to work with positive communities and brands wherever possible. I went on to work for Tommy Hilfiger as a digital designer before interning on Jessica Walsh's team at &Walsh. Most recently, I was the lead opposition brand designer on Joe Biden's successful 2020 campaign for president. All of this is what I've done professionally, but I have to say even outside of the professional work, I truly love graphic design. I really do. I am constantly making personal work, having discussions with friends about design, and in the last year began speaking to universities about my experiences as a designer in the hopes of inspiring other people around the world. (My 50 year old dad even retired from the US army after 30 years and started studying design. I gave a lecture to him and his class) I am happy to say it feels like I've given other young people insights that can benefit them in their early careers, and I am happy to have done all this so early in my own. My greatest dream is to make good work with good people.

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