Today we’d like to introduce you to Darvill Rodriguez.
Darvill, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Hey, there cuties, I’m Darvill and I am a content strategist and brand storyteller. I seek new adventures and that is what brought me here to LA eight years ago. I love this city for its dynamic energy and passionate people. I’m Filipino-American but I grew up in Okinawa, Japan. Being immersed in a different culture from a young age allowed me to be more open with difference and change. I want to inspire others to take a similar leap of faith and push boundaries. Try something different every day, YA know?
I define success as a measure of giving back to the community. I’m passionate about homeless outreach and supporting the LGBTQ community as you will see in my recent campaigns. I’m working on starting a foundation that offers mentorship for displaced LGBTQ youth. It’s important to focus less on the materialistic incentives and truly dedicate yourself to a craft. Find a community that you can grow with and also inspire. That’s what I tell my cuties every day. Go and push those boundaries, CUTIES!
I’m based in LA and am available for marketing consulting. If you’re passionate about content strategy and creating awesome content, please get in touch! Definitely would love to meet you and create something great and have fun at the same time!
Please tell us about your art.
I’m a digital content creator that experiments with photography, graphic design, and branding. These are all skills that I have built on my own. I recently started working on video content as well! (Stay tuned!) In the past year, I have organically built my own Instagram (@darvill_07) to inspire others to find creativity in everyday moments.
I think one of the biggest challenges of creating content for social media is that there’s a certain expectation for what one should be. It’s more important to focus on finding your own authentic voice. It’s also not just about you (your story) as the creator but inspiring the people that support you to find their joy and passion. Let their voices be heard too.
The most important part is to have fun with your craft– don’t be afraid to push your creative boundaries!
What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
In creating digital content, art is constantly evolving – you can witness this in the everyday platforms and tools and how brands are now shifting their focus to tell authentic stories. I was just talking to some friends about how Instagram announced that they might be getting rid of their likes and it offsets the pressure to create picture-perfect content. So much of social pressures have become digital in the last decade and it will be interesting to see how this change can encourage organic story-telling.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Instagram is the best way to see my up to date work: https://www.instagram.com/darvill_07/
My personal website is: https://www.darvillrodriguez.com
- Website: https://www.darvillrodriguez.com
- Phone: 8182920570
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darvill_07/
All graphics + art work was created by me.
Photos by: Jackie Celona, J’net Nguyen, Annie Chang