Ashkahn Shahparnia (’06 Fine Arts) owns ASHKAHN Studio + Company where he specializes in art direction, design, illustration and products like greeting cards, prints, accessories and t-shirts. His work is sold in museum stores and high-end boutiques.
There was no way in hell that I wanted a 9-5 job working for someone else. I had a ton of ideas and needed the time to develop them and share it with the world.
When clients started calling me instead of the other way around. When my products started selling a ton, and stores started to take notice!
Otis is amazing. It taught me that being an artist isn’t the easiest profession, and that you need to “stay hungry, stay foolish” (as the late great Steve Jobs said) to make something happen.
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